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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,340th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,529th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,565th
The Rogue Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We are who we are!
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Some

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Shmello

Population7.306 billion

CapitalShmello City
LeaderXavier Wilkinson
FaithShmello International Church

Currencyshmello
Animalhamster

The Rogue Nation of Shmello is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Xavier Wilkinson with an even hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, devout population of 7.306 billion Shmellons have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shmello City. The average income tax rate is 75.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Shmelloan economy, worth 407 trillion shmelloes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 55,836 shmelloes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Shmello, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, Xavier Wilkinson's personal home is one of Osiris's most notorious party destinations, and cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shmello's national animal is the hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shmello International Church.

Shmello is ranked 160,973rd in the world and 6,513th in Osiris for Most Cultured, scoring 57 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,340thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,529thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,565thBest Weather: 10,590thSafest: 11,040thMost Pacifist: 11,474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,738thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,015thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,914th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 325th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 421st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 467th in the regionBest Weather: 585th in the regionMost Pacifist: 625th in the regionSafest: 631st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 705th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shmello was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Shmello's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Shmello was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Shmello's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Shmello's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Shmello was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements, Highest Average Tax Rates, and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Shmello was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Shmello ceased to exist in The Allied Republic.
  • : Shmello's influence in The Allied Republic rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Shmello's influence in The Allied Republic rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".

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