The Federation of Shockwave is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Morikeli Shen with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, triple-decker prams, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.113 billion Shockwavians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Federation Canyon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.
The thriving Shockwavian economy, worth 816 trillion Telves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 133,632 Telves, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 498,514 per year while the poor average 25,116, a ratio of 19.8 to 1.
Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Federation Canyon to enjoy their national art, citizens have never heard foreign radio, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, and public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Shockwave's national animal is the Megalodon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Carbanism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shockwave lodged a message on the New World Alliance Regional Message Board.
- : Shockwave was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
- : Shockwave's influence in New World Alliance rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
- : Shockwave was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
- : Shockwave's influence in New World Alliance rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
- : Shockwave was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
- : Shockwave's influence in New World Alliance rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
- : Shockwave agreed to construct embassies between New World Alliance and International Debating Area.
- : Shockwave agreed to construct embassies between New World Alliance and The Free Atlantic Seaboard.
- : Shockwave updated the World Factbook entry in New World Alliance.