The Neo-Paradise of Shantan
“Shantan Am Byth”
|Category: Democratic Socialists|
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Colony of Eastie.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Great and Mighty Ego of Ramaeus.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Acting Overseeing Officer of Feu de Glace.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of BNV.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Eight United States of Zukchiva.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Seeker of Managers of East Malaysia.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Yemeni Locusts.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Theocracy of The Opstanian Inquisition.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Republic of Adolanta.
- : Shantan was endorsed by The Federal Republic of States of Carolina.
Endorsements Received: 120 » Rhealaliit, A Slanted Black Stripe, Fedele, H-Zhena, Hizuru, Brotherland, Pakitsk, Wiranath, Axdel, Hobbesistan, Ridann, Roissyland, The Sacred Whale, Marrico, Neruch, Socialist Holy American Empire, Talitoa, Arkantis, Osterreich und Ungarn, Elejamie, Roliganistan, Lanagon, Ad Honorem Dei, Sericena, Just Vale 2, Shinnokawa, Imperial Akatsuki, TURKEYISM, Squid Ruinosa, Trimmania, Laikantar, Kampf Empire, Ouroboric, Tel Mithru, Kelsyth, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, ReeK, Drunken Seal Islands, New Birblands, The Almighty Country, Darkenval, Federated States of Zootron, Impia Aghte, Bai Lung, Akorial, Tshana, The Underwood Industrial Empire, The Buckeye States, Layngderfleethe, Chols Worithopia, and 70 others.Swiftwhiskers, Choushuu, Mer Dieu, Darkfull, Headpat Central, Ribanzi, Norjis, United China Nation, Constructbegin, Pightinbotanoffen, Greater New Islew, VW53Aland, Our Gods, The Soviet Space Commie Union, The Solar Ottomans, Endertopias, Wizardonia, Kucia, Harro Waarudho, Kaigi, Kublam, Adavan, The Empire of Rijelv, Agonya, Unger under over, Urimel, Janoobi Jazair, Bakaworld, Mundiferrum, Kangarawa, Ellsonian Dominion, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Davinhia, Solarfall, Solestia, The Romanum Legio, Joundia, Riveraland, Bullpups, Enlil, CopyCato, BearStackof2015, The United Asian Republics, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Am Echad, VoyKovie, ArenaC, Kilkire, America Mjolnir, The United Neo American Union, Libertanny, Escade, Republic of Berzerkistan, Liberstankonia, Grossvietnam, Lerasi, Magosconity, Mossy-Oak, Sreneck, Commodore Badger, Stanisiti, La xinga, Servants of Gizmo, Avakael, Adolanta, Yemeni Locusts, Zukchiva, BNV, Feu de Glace, and Eastie.