by Max Barry

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,089thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,209th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Long live the Empire!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Rare

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Shohun

Population769 million

CapitalSorohun

CurrencyWa
AnimalLion

The Empire of Shohun is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 769 million Shohunese are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sorohun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.2%.

The powerhouse Shohunian economy, worth 72.7 trillion Was a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is 94,534 Was, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 349,169 per year while the poor average 18,048, a ratio of 19.3 to 1.

Women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, and holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shohun's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shohun is ranked 96,800th in the world and 2,235th in The East Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 272 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,089thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,213thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15,209thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,277thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,790thLargest Retail Industry: 17,439thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,139thMost Conservative: 21,316th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 251st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 273rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 287th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 346th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 373rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 469th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 578th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 606th in the regionMost Patriotic: 632nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 757th in the regionMost Conservative: 966th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,005th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,013th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,025th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.
  • : Shohun's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up".
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Shohun, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.

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