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Most Armed: 4,923rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,689th
The Shadow-Sokovia Terrorist of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Listen to the dark shadow in the alleyway
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Shadow Dealer

Population900 million

CapitalCrime city
LeaderShadow Dealer

CurrencyShadow notes
AnimalCrow

The Shadow-Sokovia Terrorist of Shadow Dealer is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Shadow Dealer with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 900 million Shadows 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crime city. The average income tax rate is 46.0%.

The powerhouse Shadow economy, worth 92.5 trillion Shadow noteses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Retail, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 102,806 Shadow noteses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, handsome young men are forced into uniforms by their dominant elders, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Shadows any less frightened, and government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shadow Dealer's national animal is the Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Shadow Dealer is ranked 44,883rd in the world and 2,532nd in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 796.13 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Armed: 4,923rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,689thLargest Retail Industry: 10,339thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,525thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,601stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,571stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,690thMost Inclusive: 16,657thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,023rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,951st
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Most Armed: 178th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 431st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 440th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 498th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 502nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 546th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 614th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 637th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 764th in the regionMost Inclusive: 912th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 945th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 983rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 989th in the regionMost Cultured: 1,099th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,195th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,240th in the region

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