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Most Valuable International Artwork: 36thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48thMost Influential: 156th
The Ricky Spanish of
Capitalist Paradise Decent Hardworking Self-Starters
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Population5.671 billion

LeaderSir Daniel
FaithThe Church of the Cosmic Skull


The Ricky Spanish of Shibutani is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sir Daniel with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, compulsory gun ownership, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 5.671 billion Shibutanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of MAYA. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Shibutanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,213 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 390,381 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,548,409 per year while the poor average 66,466, a ratio of 23.3 to 1.

Weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting', parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, and the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Shibutani's national animal is the Zombie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of the Cosmic Skull.

Shibutani is ranked 195,375th in the world and 8,769th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -42.59 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 36thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48thMost Influential: 156thLargest Retail Industry: 444thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 654thMost Efficient Economies: 714thRudest Citizens: 715thHighest Average Incomes: 813thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 883rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 927thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,060thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,068thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,095thMost Devout: 1,107thMost Armed: 1,296thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,667thLargest Black Market: 1,669thMost Cultured: 1,812thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,001stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,014thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,015thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,190thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,411thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,693rdSmartest Citizens: 2,846thLargest Governments: 3,199thFattest Citizens: 3,300thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,503rdMost Developed: 5,158thHighest Economic Output: 6,661stLargest Mining Sector: 7,143rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,528thLowest Crime Rates: 8,258thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,496thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,583rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,582ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,297thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,816thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,377thMost Stationary: 18,501stHighest Drug Use: 21,689th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 36th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 46th in the regionMost Devout: 48th in the regionRudest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 54th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 85th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 96th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 111th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 131st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 133rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Governments: 169th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 197th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 239th in the regionMost Developed: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 384th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 418th in the regionMost Stationary: 440th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 444th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 519th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 546th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 608th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 623rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 654th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 759th in the regionLargest Populations: 918th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 927th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 944th in the region

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