by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,029thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,742nd
The Reunited Land of
Father Knows Best State
Peace through superior firepower
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Shadow Republik

Population9.754 billion

CapitalShadow City
LeaderRogue Shadow


The Reunited Land of The Shadow Republik is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Rogue Shadow with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.754 billion Shadow Republikians 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 enormous, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shadow City. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Shadow Republikian economy, worth a remarkable 2,054 trillion credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 210,635 credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, and money grows on trees. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Shadow Republik's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is atheism.

The Shadow Republik is ranked 243,662nd in the world and 6,201st in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -16 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,029thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,742ndLargest Governments: 2,098thMost Armed: 2,330thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,349thMost Cultured: 2,373rdMost Patriotic: 2,384thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,715thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,177thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,214thHighest Food Quality: 4,035thHealthiest Citizens: 4,178thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,242ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,789thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,829thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,899thMost Efficient Economies: 4,951stMost Developed: 5,062ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,131stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,144thHighest Average Incomes: 6,436thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,895thSmartest Citizens: 7,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,855thLowest Crime Rates: 7,987thMost Inclusive: 8,142ndRudest Citizens: 8,467thLargest Black Market: 8,917thHighest Economic Output: 9,224thBest Weather: 9,725thMost Secular: 9,789thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,399thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,495thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,636thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 18,231stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,462nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionMost Patriotic: 72nd in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 100th in the regionMost Cultured: 106th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 110th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 180th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 218th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 237th in the regionMost Developed: 238th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 264th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 294th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 326th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 355th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 366th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 385th in the regionLargest Black Market: 398th in the regionRudest Citizens: 403rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 409th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 441st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 452nd in the regionMost Secular: 484th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 494th in the regionBest Weather: 516th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 527th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Kryansk, The Sigometh Dynasty, Debussy, and Treadwellia.