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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,433rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,005thMost Devout: 2,210th
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Shuckle Empire

Population3.815 billion

CapitalXiānzhī City

AnimalGovernment Surveillance Drone

The Violent Theocracy of Shuckle Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Xiānzhī with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, zero percent divorce rate, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.815 billion Oviumists 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 medium-sized, corrupt, 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 Xiānzhī City. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oviumist economy, worth 788 trillion dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 206,753 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Air Shuckle Empire is rumored to receive more government funding than the Oviumist Air Force, the endangered saltwater humpback Government Surveillance Drone is only seen in captivity programs, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Xiānzhī, and classes are regularly interrupted by drunken children. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shuckle Empire's national animal is the Government Surveillance Drone, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shucklism.

Shuckle Empire is ranked 60,711th in the world and 2,007th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 87.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,433rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,005thMost Devout: 2,210thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,638thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,644thMost Armed: 2,656thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,437thFattest Citizens: 3,473rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,317thMost Influential: 4,365thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,701stLargest Black Market: 4,986thMost Efficient Economies: 5,367thHighest Average Incomes: 6,014thLowest Crime Rates: 6,281stNudest: 7,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,544thLargest Mining Sector: 8,060thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,482ndMost Avoided: 10,037thLargest Governments: 10,594thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,492ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,417thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,713thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,737thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,616thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,553rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,893rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,108thHighest Economic Output: 23,501stLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,763rd
Most Devout: 50th in the regionMost Armed: 68th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 130th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 136th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 159th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 164th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 190th in the regionLargest Black Market: 193rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 199th in the regionNudest: 203rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 224th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 246th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 274th in the regionLargest Governments: 296th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 328th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 387th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 406th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 419th in the regionMost Avoided: 424th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 433rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 448th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 476th in the regionMost Influential: 506th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 539th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 544th in the regionRudest Citizens: 646th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 694th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 734th in the regionMost Developed: 780th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 807th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 809th in the regionLargest Populations: 818th in the region

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