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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 945thMost Devout: 2,016thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,085th
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Shuckle Empire

Population4.229 billion

CapitalXiānzhī City

AnimalGovernment Surveillance Drone

The Violent Theocracy of Shuckle Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Xiānzhī with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.229 billion Oviumists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xiānzhī City. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oviumist economy, worth 879 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 207,969 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, pootling steam trains carry delighted tourists and frustrated businessmen from city to city at a snail's pace, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, and having skeletons in one's closet is no longer just a macabre idiom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shuckle Empire's national animal is the Government Surveillance Drone, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Shucklism.

Shuckle Empire is ranked 3,814th in the world and 124th in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 28.02 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 945thMost Devout: 2,016thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,085thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,617thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,627thMost Armed: 2,722ndMost Influential: 3,001stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,227thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,612thFattest Citizens: 3,814thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,936thLargest Black Market: 4,415thMost Efficient Economies: 5,795thHighest Average Incomes: 6,036thLowest Crime Rates: 6,308thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,901stNudest: 7,195thLargest Mining Sector: 8,259thLargest Governments: 9,956thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,411thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,993rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,856thTop
Most Avoided: 12,490thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,491stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,492ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,762ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,970thHighest Economic Output: 21,454thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,455thMost Authoritarian: 23,176th
Most Devout: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 71st in the regionMost Armed: 75th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 110th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 123rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 124th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 166th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 173rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionLargest Black Market: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 181st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 183rd in the regionNudest: 199th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 220th in the regionLargest Governments: 271st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 303rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 368th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 393rd in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 415th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 429th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 477th in the regionMost Avoided: 489th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 539th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 684th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 762nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 790th in the regionMost Developed: 793rd in the regionLargest Populations: 798th in the region

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