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Featured nation July 2019: Shffahkia


The Tetracameral Dictatorships of Shffahkia[/center]

"Per ardua surgo."[/center]

[center]National Animal: Jaguar[/center]

[center]Currency: Revolutionary Franc[/center][/sidebar]

[i]Christmas doesn't come twice in one year. But doubly featured per annum is now a thing, with Tagmatium passing the batton of "featured nation" to [nation]Shffahkia[/nation]. The dedication to the worldbuilding of their own nations is one of the most impressive that I've seen. The news posts are always gorgeously illustrated with specifically made images that should be the envy of the region - I certainly feel that way about them. On top of that, they've crafted a nation that strives to tie in the influence of many of the other nations of Eurth. Also within the realm of [region]Eurth[/region], Shffahkia has the 2nd strongest trout fishing industry. Surely this and nothing else is the reason why the TDS is so influential (7th)![/i]

The Tetracameral Dictatorships of Shffahkia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Duncan Delacroix with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.541 billion Shffahkians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ville de la Sfakie. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.3%.

The strong Shffahkian economy, worth 168 trillion Revolutionary Francs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 66,215 Revolutionary Francs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 197,868 per year while the poor average 17,336, a ratio of 11.4 to 1.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, the newest shade developed by Shffahkia's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange', and snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shffahkia's national animal is the Jaguar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Culte Delacroix.


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