by Max Barry

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Lowest Crime Rates: 232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 325th
The Imperial Semi-Democracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Strength, Justice, and Prosperity for the People!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.224 billion

CapitalShnailand City
LeaderKevin Kurashima
Faiththe Way of the Shnail

CurrencyShnailandian Note

The Imperial Semi-Democracy of Shnailand is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kevin Kurashima with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.224 billion Shnailandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda. 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 3,176 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 310,706 Shnailandian Notes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs. 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 350th in the world and 9th in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 99.02 on the Human Development Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 232ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 325thLargest Governments: 332ndMost Developed: 350thLongest Average Lifespans: 401stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 555thHealthiest Citizens: 587thMost Efficient Economies: 670thMost Corrupt Governments: 716thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 728thMost Scientifically Advanced: 990thMost Devout: 992ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,045thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,094thMost Inclusive: 1,128thBest Weather: 1,139thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,222ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,290thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,518thSmartest Citizens: 1,640thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,651stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,691stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,746thHighest Average Incomes: 1,755thMost Cultured: 1,882ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,998thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,053rdTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,160thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,373rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,699thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,069thHighest Economic Output: 3,782ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,860thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,826thMost Influential: 7,075thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,525thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 11,712thMost Authoritarian: 11,933rd
Lowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionMost Devout: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 38th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 114th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 137th in the regionLargest Populations: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 200th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 266th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 270th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 485th in the regionMost Stationary: 633rd in the region

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