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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,513thMost Influential: 5,931stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,679th
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The flag once raised will never fall
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Shirwan

Population1.128 billion

CapitalJasamal

CurrencyManat
AnimalEagle

The Republic of Shirwan is a massive, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.128 billion Shirwanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jasamal. The average income tax rate is 62.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shirwanian economy, worth 102 trillion Manats a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 90,840 Manats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, and the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shirwan's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Shirwan is ranked 191,357th in the world and 5,040th in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -13.5 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,513thMost Influential: 5,931stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,679thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,152ndTop
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Nicest Citizens: 12,146thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,865thMost Inclusive: 15,361stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,618thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,118thMost Secular: 18,221stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,434thSafest: 18,607thMost Developed: 18,840thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,512thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 20,077thMost Cultured: 20,133rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,448thHealthiest Citizens: 21,165thBest Weather: 21,449thSmartest Citizens: 22,202ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,604th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 227th in the regionMost Influential: 250th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 268th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 269th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 291st in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 342nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 401st in the regionMost Developed: 414th in the regionMost Inclusive: 414th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442nd in the regionMost Cultured: 444th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 447th in the regionMost Secular: 462nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 470th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 481st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 490th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 503rd in the regionSafest: 504th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 512th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 526th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 538th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 538th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 546th in the regionNudest: 546th in the regionBest Weather: 552nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 583rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shirwan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Shirwan was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Santos-Dominius.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirwan, blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love.
  • : Shirwan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Shirwan endorsed Saint philip and laurence.

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