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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 981stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,238thMost Influential: 1,388th
The Peaceful Conglomerate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Group hugs are now mandatory, at noon each day
Supreme Shifter
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.895 billion

LeaderSupreme Shifter


The Peaceful Conglomerate of Shiftierier is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Supreme Shifter with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.895 billion Shifties love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shift-Key. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Shiftie economy, worth a remarkable 1,135 trillion Fish a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 127,664 Fish, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments, gossip magazines have pictures of Supreme Shifter sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, no one is worried about government policies any more, and kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shiftierier's national animal is the HE-Grenade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fishing.

Shiftierier is ranked 204,916th in the world and 9,024th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -21.26 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 981stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,238thMost Influential: 1,388thMost Pacifist: 1,893rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,301stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,368thSafest: 2,542ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,620thNicest Citizens: 2,646thBest Weather: 2,659thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,670thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,723rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,885thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,901stMost Inclusive: 2,977thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,190thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,249thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,568thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,337thLowest Crime Rates: 4,807thMost Cultured: 4,850thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,397thLargest Governments: 5,646thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,402ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,456thHealthiest Citizens: 6,988thSmartest Citizens: 7,105thMost Developed: 8,417thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,593rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,676thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,998thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,770thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,851stMost Income Equality: 18,318thHighest Average Incomes: 19,568th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 117th in the regionMost Pacifist: 120th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionSafest: 140th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 141st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 150th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 151st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 159th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionBest Weather: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 177th in the regionMost Inclusive: 202nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 235th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 235th in the regionMost Cultured: 244th in the regionLargest Governments: 294th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 325th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 379th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 392nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 400th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 413th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 471st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 472nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 490th in the regionMost Developed: 509th in the regionLargest Populations: 544th in the regionMost Stationary: 549th in the regionNudest: 551st in the regionMost Influential: 571st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 681st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 800th in the regionMost Income Equality: 877th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 909th in the region

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