by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,174thMost Influential: 3,278thMost Authoritarian: 15,465th
The Dictatorship of
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Population526 million

CapitalTroll City


The Dictatorship of Shahrukh is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its closed borders, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 526 million Rookians 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, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Troll City. The average income tax rate is 65.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Shahrukhian economy, worth 44.5 trillion Gamercoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 84,545 Gamercoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, and there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shahrukh's national animal is the Hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Shahrukh is ranked 38,889th in the world and 1,897th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 70.27 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,174thTop
Most Influential: 3,278thTop
Most Authoritarian: 15,465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,210thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,214thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,306thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,548th
Most Authoritarian: 704th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 772nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 841st in the regionMost Influential: 962nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, hotels often double as quarantine zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter.
  • : Shahrukh was endorsed by The Imperial Crown of Venicea.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 179 » Bharathvarsh, Koda-Land, Sikol, Interdimensional Zone, Valgarda, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Empy, Bankowiata, Yaorozu, Hamerica, Yokciq Empire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Hardscrabble, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Republica Guilleana, Guer Aike, Ellbonnia, Notyoutopia, Orado, Francois Isidore, Lulubellia, Aerilia, McMasterdonia, Cretox State, New Lakemba, Kromi, Svenskskit, Valentine Z, The Tampa Bay Rays, El Fiji Grande, Loutsland, Corfad, Kragsgale, Dar es Saalam, Zemnaya Svoboda, Super Girl, Sil Dorsett, Dangine, East Supple Lund, Volstokn, Pinguioris, Siwale, Aetulia, Rinadia, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Xagill, -Slovania, and 129 others.Imperial Pieserged, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, A Salmon Named Harold, Aidiarnia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Simone Republic, North Bratislava, Yellops, Wilkshire, Rising Sakura, Sanghyeok, Territorio di Nessuno, Tyirza, Dreadton, Figyjharli, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Barabolia, Xentherida, Animu Place, Alice Gardens, Apscorren, Travislavania, Ardenstania, Anungu, Illusia and Neverendia, Altivia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Alqulonde, Amerian States, Frances Francis the First of France, Alorca, AmManies, Aryan Homeland, Atrito, Belin Antenia, Atlunartemis, Azzarel, Arimbia, Ardretia, Arrivederci, Holy Oranz, Bend Mai, Brsil, Andanavia, Xyrron, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Bueszqostan, AVALOHIA, Clan Spaniel, BrightFutures, Ravendi, East Akra, Beasluxia, Votak Matim, San Felipe, Arthyia, Libertania Democratica, Pasargad, Aruvicion, Sunto, Draconian Progression, Maott, Chips and Guac, Climeria, Strongwill, Amblegreserland, Steampunk Ariel, The Pantheons, Ethnon, Qurtuba, AverageJoevlania, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Folenz, Mon Island, Siforpeo, Batatoland Empire, Wineclaw, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Korean-Joseon, Darkmondoria, Tsandonown, ForestMythal, Pallaith, Wapistan, Planes, Seanat, Britle, Defense For The World Assembly, Libvillia, Runeda, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Tringapore, Card Kingdom, Merconitonitopia, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Madjack, Aingard, Nodnarb, Mitropola, Sopernia, Kinitopia, Bearical, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Nova Arcania, Outer Shenendoah, Jaxikistan, Capablanca, The Blazeland Administration, The Calabash Protectorate, Lionia, Blyskalia, Sahriastan, ROM, Vesteysia, Nimarya, Pazair, Que Lukustinardon, Praeceps, Zapiron, TyGerria, Palgo, Dabarastan, and Venicea.

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