by Max Barry

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Lowest Crime Rates: 232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 307thMost Developed: 332nd
The Imperial Semi-Democracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Strength, Justice, and Prosperity for the People!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population11.887 billion

CapitalShnailand City
LeaderKevin Kurashima
Faiththe Way of the Shnail

CurrencyShnailandian Note

The Imperial Semi-Democracy of Shnailand is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kevin Kurashima with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.887 billion Shnailandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shnailand City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shnailandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,710 trillion Shnailandian Notes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 312,165 Shnailandian Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, all footpaths have tollbooths, and military officers are given medals for disobeying orders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shnailand's national animal is the Shnail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Way of the Shnail.

Shnailand is ranked 244,422nd in the world and 5,911th in the Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -902.29 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Lowest Crime Rates: 232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 307thMost Developed: 332ndLargest Governments: 350thLongest Average Lifespans: 370thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 572ndHealthiest Citizens: 575thHighest Poor Incomes: 632ndMost Efficient Economies: 704thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 730thMost Corrupt Governments: 803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 897thMost Valuable International Artwork: 903rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 931stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,069thMost Devout: 1,111thBest Weather: 1,171stMost Inclusive: 1,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,282ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,327thSmartest Citizens: 1,527thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,608thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,651stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,805thMost Cultured: 1,812thHighest Average Incomes: 1,864thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,011thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,347thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,866thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,362ndHighest Economic Output: 3,412thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,873rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,532ndMost Influential: 9,214thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,420thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,758thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,765thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,482ndMost Income Equality: 23,766thMost Authoritarian: 24,022nd
Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 28th in the regionMost Devout: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 115th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Populations: 130th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 278th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 348th in the regionMost Stationary: 415th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, diplomatic cables about Kevin Kurashima have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, money grows on trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 8 » East Durthang, Hadarstan, New Ropakstadt, Glealian, Airengard, Antionn Romia, Varemoke, and Pacific Denmark.

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