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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,923rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,437th
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The Shell Corporation

Population251 million


The Empire of The Shell Corporation is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 251 million Shell Corporationians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The powerhouse Shell Corporationian economy, worth 20.5 trillion Oils a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 81,794 Oils, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 302,562 per year while the poor average 15,579, a ratio of 19.4 to 1.

Dissident voters are sent on a 'relaxing break' at the Ministry of Love, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, and punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Shell Corporation's national animal is the Oil, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Shell Corporation is ranked 245,521st in the world and 11,134th in The North Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.63 bananas ingested per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,398thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,923rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,437thMost Influential: 7,914thFattest Citizens: 12,091stHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,311thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,992ndTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,682ndMost Patriotic: 18,983rdLargest Retail Industry: 20,569thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,804thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,287thLargest Mining Sector: 24,627thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,966thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,035th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 114th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionFattest Citizens: 340th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 393rd in the regionMost Avoided: 501st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 511th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 623rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 650th in the regionMost Patriotic: 689th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 800th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 810th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 818th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 837th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 862nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,048th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1,147th in the region

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