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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,274thFattest Citizens: 8,063rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,468th
The Thedian Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State
Peace and Justice
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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SwordandShield6

Population2.093 billion

Currencybitcoin
Animalswan

The Thedian Protectorate of SwordandShield6 is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.093 billion SwordandShield6ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.0%.

The strong SwordandShield6ian economy, worth 138 trillion bitcoins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,045 bitcoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 193,474 per year while the poor average 17,784, a ratio of 10.9 to 1.

Paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs, psychological disorders are a taboo subject, SwordandShield6ian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump, and politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes. Crime is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. SwordandShield6's national animal is the swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

SwordandShield6 is ranked 38,453rd in the world and 552nd in Artificial Solar System for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 47.92 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,274thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 8,063rdTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 17,468thLargest Retail Industry: 22,202ndLargest Black Market: 23,905thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,271stLargest Mining Sector: 24,482nd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 67th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 145th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 181st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 231st in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 281st in the regionMost Avoided: 337th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 405th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 435th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 441st in the regionBest Weather: 456th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 460th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 467th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : SwordandShield6's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : SwordandShield6 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, SwordandShield6ian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, warning signs caution SwordandShield6ians where they may fall off 'the edge of the world'.
  • : SwordandShield6 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry, Largest Mining Sector, and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, the end of autumn is celebrated with a bonfire of designer bags.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield6, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.

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