by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 1,590thMost Devout: 3,382ndMost Cultured: 3,895th
The City and District of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
The High Hills for a Refuge
Founder / Secretary-General
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population1.561 billion

CapitalSaint Claire
LeaderPrince George
Faiththe Church of Shurdington


The City and District of Shurdington is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prince George with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-working, devout population of 1.561 billion Shurdingtonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Claire. The average income tax rate is 34.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shurdingtonian economy, worth 106 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 68,228 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Pregnant hitchhikers with signs requesting rides to "competent care" are a common sight on Shurdingtonian roads, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and every day's an auto-de-fé day. Crime is totally unknown. Shurdington's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the Church of Shurdington.

Shurdington is ranked 36,251st in the world and 2nd in The Localist Alliance for Most Average, scoring 46.44 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Primitive: 1,590thTop
Most Devout: 3,382ndMost Cultured: 3,895thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,967thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,484thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,084thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,712thTop
Best Weather: 18,437thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,002nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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