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Most Efficient Economies: 472nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 499th Largest Information Technology Sector: 895th
The Imperial Seat of
Civil Rights Lovefest
To each according to their merit.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Shwaasburg

Population22.204 billion

CapitalTar Valon
LeaderMarcus Haephestus XII
FaithTechnological Agnosticism

CurrencyAEL
AnimalNebelung

The Imperial Seat of Shwaasburg is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Marcus Haephestus XII with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 22.204 billion Shwaas hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tar Valon. The average income tax rate is 4.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shwaa economy, worth a remarkable 5,314 trillion AELS a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 239,332 AELS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The distracting décor lining the roads causes multiple pile-ups, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college, politicians are fired for opening subjective statements with "I believe", and money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them. Crime is totally unknown. Shwaasburg's national animal is the Nebelung, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Technological Agnosticism.

Shwaasburg is ranked 149,896th in the world and 5,085th in Osiris for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1.99 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Most Efficient Economies: 472ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 499thLargest Information Technology Sector: 895thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,013thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,205thHighest Economic Output: 1,324thMost Avoided: 1,364thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,614thLargest Mining Sector: 1,648thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,841stSmartest Citizens: 2,251stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,371stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,484thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,732ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,293rdRudest Citizens: 3,650thLargest Populations: 4,076thMost Cultured: 4,198thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,525thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,282ndFattest Citizens: 5,784thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,873rdMost Inclusive: 6,209thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,838thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,239thMost Secular: 7,300thTop
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Nudest: 8,095thSafest: 8,157thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,582ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,235thMost Stationary: 10,545thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,573rdMost Armed: 11,183rdLargest Black Market: 12,143rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,305thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,914th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 38th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 40th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Avoided: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 66th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 66th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 94th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 109th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 129th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 129th in the regionMost Stationary: 136th in the regionRudest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 161st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 201st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 227th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 257th in the regionFattest Citizens: 301st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 301st in the regionMost Secular: 304th in the regionNudest: 311th in the regionMost Influential: 319th in the regionMost Politically Free: 330th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 346th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 356th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 370th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 372nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 374th in the regionMost Armed: 384th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 411th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 434th in the regionSafest: 436th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 457th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shwaasburg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Shwaasburg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, politicians are fired for opening subjective statements with "I believe".
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, the distracting décor lining the roads causes multiple pile-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, the nation leads Osiris in per capita stalking.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Shwaasburg, you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health.

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