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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,036th Most Inclusive: 3,356th Most Cultured: 3,852nd
The Oligarchic Military Junta of
Father Knows Best State
Respect the Junta - Long Live the Oligarchy!
Commander of the Oligarchy Eriks Maslow
Intel. Undermininster & Overseer of Intel. Operations
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.171 billion

LeaderCommander of the Oligarchy Eriks Maslow
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyShreminovian Mark

The Oligarchic Military Junta of Shreminov is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Commander of the Oligarchy Eriks Maslow with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 3.171 billion Shreminovians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rovskoy. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Shreminovian economy, worth 516 trillion Shreminovian Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 162,862 Shreminovian Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shreminov's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Shreminov is ranked 8,398th in the world and 12th in The Radiant for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 311.77 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 3,036thMost Inclusive: 3,356thMost Cultured: 3,852ndMost Developed: 4,037thHealthiest Citizens: 4,040thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,172ndLargest Governments: 4,309thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,330thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,425thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,610thNicest Citizens: 5,071stMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,355thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,380thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,681stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,094thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,204thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,728thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,031stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,488thMost Efficient Economies: 7,598thSmartest Citizens: 7,622ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,810thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,863rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,398thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,014thHighest Average Incomes: 9,498thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,594thMost Pacifist: 9,813thBest Weather: 11,003rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,394thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,723rdNudest: 15,884thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,145thMost Secular: 16,289th
Most Stationary: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Shreminov's influence in The Radiant rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Shreminov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Iran".
  • : Shreminov was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, Shreminovians incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in Shreminov, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Shreminov lodged a message on the The Radiant Regional Message Board.


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