by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,895thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,671stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,434th
The Quarantined Queen of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You can't kill me in a way that matters.
Queen / Founding Dudette
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population3.741 billion

LeaderYa Boi


The Quarantined Queen of Sho is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ya Boi with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.741 billion Shoans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kouru. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Shoan economy, worth 122 trillion units a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 32,789 units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, ten-year-olds regularly found their own political parties, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', and same-sex marriages are increasingly common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sho's national animal is the Matamata, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shovinism.

Sho is ranked 98,068th in the world and 75th in Thalassia for Highest Economic Output, with 122 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 1,895thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,671stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,662ndBest Weather: 16,818thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,114thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,268thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,168thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,198th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sho suppressed a post on the Thalassia Regional Message Board.
  • : Sho lodged a message on the Thalassia Regional Message Board.
  • : Sho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Sho was endorsed by The Confederacy of Mikano.
  • : Sho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Sho voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Sho voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Sho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Sho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Sho's influence in Thalassia rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".


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