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Most Valuable International Artwork: 395thMost Secular: 2,125thSafest: 4,541st
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Come on Shaymen
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Shaymen

Population1.047 billion

CapitalThe Shay
LeaderFreddy Fox

CurrencyDollar
AnimalFox

The Empire of The Shaymen is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Freddy Fox with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.047 billion Shaymenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shay. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shaymenian economy, worth 94.0 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,773 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, and exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Shaymen's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Shaymen is ranked 251,111th in the world and 9th in Happyfax for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8.6 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Safest: 4,541stMost Pacifist: 6,026thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,968thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,249thBest Weather: 10,029thHealthiest Citizens: 10,836thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,732ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,846thMost Developed: 13,002ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,339thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,511thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 14,461stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,549thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,568thNicest Citizens: 14,904thLowest Crime Rates: 15,353rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,948thHighest Food Quality: 16,058thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,904thMost Inclusive: 17,346thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,974thSmartest Citizens: 19,118thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,194thMost Cultured: 23,224thMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,219th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags.
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments.
  • : The Shaymen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "National Economic Freedoms"".
  • : The Shaymen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, asking what someone does for a living is considered a faux pax for being potentially jobist.
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : The Shaymen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Europeia"".
  • : Following new legislation in The Shaymen, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.

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