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The Weirding ways of Shadow and Rage

“We move in mysterious ways.”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: Vlaanderen

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Weirding ways of Shadow and Rage is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 13.941 billion Shadow and Rageans 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and International Aid. The average income tax rate is 64.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Shadow and Ragean economy, worth 39.4 trillion Rages a year, is highly specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 2,828 Rages, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Shadow and Rage's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Shadow and Rage is ranked 170,657th in the world and 101st in Vlaanderen for Most Efficient Economies, scoring zero on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Authoritarian: 7thMost Conservative: 16thMost Income Equality: 31stMost Extreme: 338thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,006thTop
Largest Populations: 10,589th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the region

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