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Lowest Crime Rates: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 310thMost Developed: 330th
The Imperial Semi-Democracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
Strength, Justice, and Prosperity for the People!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Shnailand

Population11.852 billion

CapitalShnailand City
LeaderKevin Kurashima
Faiththe Way of the Shnail

CurrencyShnailandian Note
AnimalShnail

The Imperial Semi-Democracy of Shnailand is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kevin Kurashima with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.852 billion Shnailandians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Environment are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shnailand City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shnailandian economy, worth a remarkable 3,694 trillion Shnailandian Notes a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 311,758 Shnailandian Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, money grows on trees, diplomatic cables about Kevin Kurashima have suddenly been very flattering, and attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shnailand's national animal is the Shnail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Way of the Shnail.

Shnailand is ranked 66,070th in the world and 1,827th in the Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 24.16 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 310thMost Developed: 330thLargest Governments: 352ndLongest Average Lifespans: 370thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 569thHealthiest Citizens: 578thHighest Poor Incomes: 641stMost Efficient Economies: 701stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 729thMost Corrupt Governments: 797thMost Valuable International Artwork: 882ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 901stMost Advanced Public Transport: 925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,059thMost Devout: 1,108thBest Weather: 1,171stMost Inclusive: 1,267thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,277thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,320thSmartest Citizens: 1,527thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,661stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,792ndMost Cultured: 1,814thHighest Average Incomes: 1,870thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,998thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,054thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,342ndTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,855thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,352ndHighest Economic Output: 3,423rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,852ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,514thMost Influential: 8,998thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,438thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,644thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,714thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,443rdMost Authoritarian: 23,014thMost Income Equality: 23,801st
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 48th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 112th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Populations: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 276th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 285th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 344th in the regionMost Stationary: 415th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, diplomatic cables about Kevin Kurashima have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, money grows on trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Shnailand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Shnailand, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.

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