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Largest Mining Sector: 10,331stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,767thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,578th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
We Will Endure
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Superb

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Shuwrc

Population16 million

Currencyfranc
Animalcow

The Republic of Shuwrc is a tiny, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 16 million Shuwrcians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.9%.

The thriving Shuwrcian economy, worth 1.13 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 70,382 francs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 249,133 per year while the poor average 14,356, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Shuwrc's national animal is the cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shuwrc is ranked 181,558th in the world and 250th in The Kodiak Republic for Safest, scoring 46.6 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Mining Sector: 10,331stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,767thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 18,578thLargest Retail Industry: 20,170thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,585th
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Largest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 19th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 26th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shuwrc's influence in The Kodiak Republic fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Shuwrc's influence in The Kodiak Republic rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Shuwrc's influence in The Kodiak Republic rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Shuwrc's influence in The Kodiak Republic rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Shuwrc's influence in The Kodiak Republic rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Shuwrc was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector and Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, Largest Retail Industry, and Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Shuwrc relocated from Caer Sidi to The Kodiak Republic.
  • : Following new legislation in Shuwrc, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Shuwrc, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Shuwrc, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them.

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