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Least Corrupt Governments: 289thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 301stMost Influential: 322nd
The Grand Jurisprudence of
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Population8.793 billion

LeaderTarrin Kael


The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.793 billion Shamanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh-Morpork. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shamianian economy, worth a remarkable 2,644 trillion Taols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 300,746 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath, and children's daycare starts at the crack of dawn. Crime is totally unknown. Shamian's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Jainism.

Shamian is ranked 244,929th in the world and 946th in The Communist Bloc for Most Primitive, scoring -990.14 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 289thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 301stMost Influential: 322ndMost Advanced Public Education: 333rdMost Secular: 350thMost Inclusive: 394thSmartest Citizens: 403rdMost Efficient Economies: 408thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 530thHighest Poor Incomes: 607thMost Compassionate Citizens: 649thLargest Information Technology Sector: 653rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 667thNicest Citizens: 668thLargest Governments: 706thMost Scientifically Advanced: 828thMost Subsidized Industry: 872ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 926thMost Beautiful Environments: 951stMost Pacifist: 1,072ndSafest: 1,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,198thMost Cultured: 1,210thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,441stRudest Citizens: 1,633rdHighest Drug Use: 1,840thHighest Average Incomes: 2,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,420thTop
Most Developed: 2,482ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,654thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,821stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,200thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,607thLowest Crime Rates: 3,956thHighest Economic Output: 5,798thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,276thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,374thNudest: 10,229thTop
Most Stationary: 12,532ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,675thMost Income Equality: 15,829thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,622ndMost Politically Free: 20,233rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionNudest: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionMost Politically Free: 44th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionMost Extreme: 78th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 79th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionLargest Populations: 92nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 269 » Illeron, Westnesia, New Soviet States of America, Kethania, Soviet Felines, GreatUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics, Anarhic Morrowind, Novopangaea, Huelistan, Liliumtopia, Dudaev, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grenam, Ess, Freed Europe, The Cooperation, Wirkungsgrad, The State of Mao, Avanguard city, Kitchen Nation, Marxmeans, North Fluedan, Itre, Voronagrad, Northwest Korea, United Nations of Earth Federation, Russaki, Uinted Communist of Africa, Sinedominis, Vulga, Keeglestan, Stalin Lands, Saint Ignis, New Kletersia, Transbiansylvania, Jacarta, Stalliongrad and Far-Eastern Territories, Tyvette, A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, Debordan, Saint Shepard, Blakkland, Western Appensopia, The palace of God 2, Comancon, Nazg, Zaversko, Free Transhuman Governance of the People, Kdogistan, Dolarik, and 219 others.Phallas, Kolechecka, Keltische, Ambaniala, Soviet Socialist Anglia, Secutor, Nordic Socialist Union, The New West Country, Pro Bey, Archotsia, Rebellionis, Socialist United Republics, Lorthanien, Terrapinne, Kergstan, Topiar, Nueva Zulia, Calusahatchii, Slavic Democratic Nations, The Union of Malaysian Socialists, Common Socialist States, Socialist Union of Slavic Republics, Alvandalus, Eskostan, Velikarudina, Slandiltopia, Parangaba, Ottomeme, FurFest2007, Old Mare, Renjeva, Thebrin, Soli Mac, The Tarpeian Cliffs, Presentina, Moledeve, Virdmar, Great Galanthia, Dimitrija, Crescent Commune, Theria Han, Dangast, Anti-Ancapistan, Luftetia, Jamble, East Uyghurstan, Harthis, The Campbell Nation, Ubertas, Drumrum, Karelianastan, Red Vostroya, Ima, Lorgim Lukka, Zaamuk, Gaelium, Redternetia, United Soviets of the Socialist Republic, Feyrisshire, Whatevernext, The Reunification of Korea, Karnpella, Galvastia, Westicald, Socialist republic of dina, The Sovereign Duchies, Vestrik, Kheshiga, Green Briar, Americ anfootball, The M0ON, Chevodonia, Vonx, Sipsin, The Tsardom of Muscovy, Pen Scresland, Solveneia, United Soviet of Britain, Carecas, Saire Weevia, Wonkonia, Berlin Commune, Ostveimar, Paeki, Arbados Balarascia, Peace nation x, Gramscina, Daiamid, Rubumba, Kuduro Lingala, South Asian Socialist Republics, The United Sangha, New Astri, Dynamic Revolution, Hispania Aeterna, Qinghe, Joe Army, Adraen Coalition, Red Snow, Kaljukla, Romaterra, Cometa Scarlatta, ZhongMania, Achung, Grand Radia, Lexton, Pyralspite, Greater Nitrania, Caerebor, Socialist Heronia, Step Pepper, Thee Pum, Anarchic Cirrikh, Bulcingazinchillikavia, Sirijiva, Ganjallia, KatfNoPha, New Wark Turulov, Nosatia, Swedenirl1, New Karov, Fuspiac, Melres e Medas, Bananorium, Kukta, Oscaidor, Western Utopias, Sove Unitharth, Tanamerah, Fardahar, Inzunza, Neo Tyranis, Saniston, Virgondo, Domona, Westacaucasus, The Steephills, Very Good Nation, Arsa, Green Minnesota, Ruskania, Ashleon, Pajonia, Ansocialand, Souptorrych, West Plavia, Mystah, Pandemic-Legion, BurningPhoenix, New Plant, Socialist Republix, Vereinte Deutsche Foederation, Solova, Maxuus, Westyland, The Greater Tulsa Area, Anarchia Communista, Itilien, The Plebeian States, Bruzzundunga, Purdsenarion, Imperial Plumbus, New Sovyetska, The Passerine Islands, Ruso-German Union, Piellices, Dylan Murdoch, Greater Hongshan, Estus, Socialist Proletariat Republics, Kunnecupashiri, New Zealandinia, Sith Isles, Council of America, Camdimium, Gorgug, Henkidonie, Unitary Transcaucasia, Epimethia, Oraikiro, Radicalania, Sodoran Alesia, Red Valia Worlistana, Marxist Northumbria, Tornarghia, Unified Soviet State Republic, Red nation state, The Democratic Democracy of Democracies, Toplandia, Garbynia, Buryat Autonomous Soviet Republics, Koralo, Non Free, Vilouki, St Lyaos, Brezzia, Bonpisces, Cordais, Mavors, Hopolieistan, Blanz Altople, Easull, Stoilking, Juiklop, The Red Foxes, Epicurasia, Holbosh, Ulirr, Bibliophilius, Durga Durga, Hachea, Absolutus, South Warren, Rinkai, Jutlop, Lilshire, Ramac archipelago, Andriade, and Amogus diwan.

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