by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,732ndMost Influential: 4,755thMost Authoritarian: 16,465th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
The Monarch Thinks, The people Do
Emperor of the Peopel
Civil Rights
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Empire Of Shield

Population1.651 billion

CapitalThe Artificial Hibernia
LeaderEmperor of the Peopel
FaithPolar Bear

CurrencyThe Shieldian Regalia
AnimalPolar Bear

The Empire of Empire Of Shield is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Emperor of the Peopel with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.651 billion Empire Of Shieldians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Artificial Hibernia. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Empire Of Shieldian economy, worth 83.7 trillion The Shieldian Regalias a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 50,687 The Shieldian Regalias, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, private law firms are unheard of, and the Empire Of Shieldian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Empire Of Shield's national animal is the Polar Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Polar Bear.

Empire Of Shield is ranked 207,810th in the world and 955th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -5.57 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,732ndMost Influential: 4,755thTop
Most Authoritarian: 16,465thMost Pacifist: 18,375thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,907thSafest: 21,795th
Most Authoritarian: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 122nd in the region

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