by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,014thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,121stMost Pacifist: 18,976th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Strength Through Compliance
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population2.392 billion


The Republic of SwordandShield30 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.392 billion SwordandShield30ians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 27.4%.

The SwordandShield30ian economy, worth 109 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,709 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned penguinball fields, rag-wearing teachers are often mistaken for homeless people, babies are a small but significant export, and elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield30's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

SwordandShield30 is ranked 217,532nd in the world and 3rd in Oppression for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -5.1 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,014thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,121stTop
Most Pacifist: 18,976thSafest: 22,395thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,501st

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