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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,874thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,674thNicest Citizens: 3,691st
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
אויפגעשטאנען פון חורבות
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Shtet

Population1.305 billion

CapitalDresden
LeaderPresident Hannah Weil

CurrencyNew Shekel
AnimalEurasian lynx

The Republic of Shtet is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Hannah Weil with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.305 billion Shtetans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dresden. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shtetan economy, worth 140 trillion New Shekels a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,347 New Shekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, one does not simply walk into the tundra, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shtet's national animal is the Eurasian lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shtet is ranked 202,633rd in the world and 16th in United Forum of Nations for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -15.43 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,874thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,674thNicest Citizens: 3,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,952ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,956thBest Weather: 4,094thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,683rdMost Inclusive: 4,811thHealthiest Citizens: 5,694thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,884thMost Pacifist: 6,384thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,409thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,414thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,536thMost Developed: 7,853rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,696thMost Cultured: 9,508thSafest: 9,517thSmartest Citizens: 10,052ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,394thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,681stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,954thLowest Crime Rates: 11,190thLargest Governments: 13,750thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,061stMost Income Equality: 16,752ndLargest Publishing Industry: 17,334thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,876thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,303rd
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, interest in globalism never flags.
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Shtet, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.

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