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The Neo-Paradise of Shantan

“Shantan Am Byth”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Neo-Paradise of Shantan is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Archon Draig with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.858 billion Shantanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caerhaloth. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shantanian economy, worth 181 trillion chin-yens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,787 chin-yens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, billions of chin-yens are being poured into a space program, saying "don't do anything that Archon Draig wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shantan's national animal is the Chimera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Derwyddon.

Shantan is ranked 55,408th in the world and 2,504th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 66.97 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,282ndTop
Most Influential: 1,690thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,267thSafest: 5,354thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,387thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,779thNicest Citizens: 7,065thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,137thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,589thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,678thMost Inclusive: 8,931stMost Pacifist: 9,178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,283rdMost Cultured: 13,499thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,712thSmartest Citizens: 14,041stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,195thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,215thLowest Crime Rates: 14,950thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,986thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,010thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,310thNudest: 15,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,879th
Most Influential: 94th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 121st in the regionSafest: 139th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 191st in the regionNicest Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 209th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 210th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 218th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 243rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 262nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 274th in the regionNudest: 317th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 325th in the regionMost Cultured: 326th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 355th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 371st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 379th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 384th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 403rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 413th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 426th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 435th in the regionLargest Governments: 463rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 488th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 533rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 563rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 593rd in the regionMost Secular: 610th in the regionMost Developed: 616th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 622nd in the regionBest Weather: 656th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 699th in the regionMost Stationary: 724th in the region

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