by Max Barry

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6,619thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,984th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Empire of a thousand years!
Emperor Edward Scovantie I
Eminence Grise
Relations Officer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population2.994 billion

LeaderEmperor Edward Scovantie I

AnimalHoney badger

The Empire of Sheffelia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Edward Scovantie I with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.994 billion Sheffelians 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vienna. The average income tax rate is 45.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sheffelian economy, worth 438 trillion Denars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,336 Denars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Sheffelian Space Agency, vegetables are crisper thanks to CRISPR, and the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Sheffelia's national animal is the Honey badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Sheffelia is ranked 72,060th in the world and 2nd in The Senate Alliance for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,599.35 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6,619thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,984thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,185thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,966thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,003rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,062ndMost Developed: 15,930thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,009thMost Efficient Economies: 16,408thHealthiest Citizens: 16,534thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,002ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,476thMost Inclusive: 19,504thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,528thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,443rdMost Secular: 22,112thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,804thMost Cultured: 24,220thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,285thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,334th
Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the region

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