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The Celestial Empire of Shanyang

“Integrate the Tributary and Extend the Prosperity.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Celestial Empire of Shanyang is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Huangdi with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, ritual sacrifices, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.496 billion Celestials are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shanyang. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shanyangian economy, worth a remarkable 4,143 trillion Nakfas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 360,456 Nakfas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,215,857 per year while the poor average 79,105, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

An underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban, certain national parks offer tanning beds because the visitors never go outside, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shanyang's national animal is the Heavenly Catfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tianism.

Shanyang is ranked 1,035th in the world and 6th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 24,350.64 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Black Market: 709thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 713thMost Devout: 751stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,035thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,226thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,283rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,349thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,528thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,540thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,588thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,652ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,763rdLargest Governments: 1,792ndTop
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Most Developed: 2,659thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,661stMost Efficient Economies: 2,960thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,134thMost Patriotic: 3,197thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,293rdHighest Economic Output: 3,487thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,590thHealthiest Citizens: 4,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,379thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,428thSmartest Citizens: 4,918thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,248thMost Cultured: 5,472ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,570thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,578thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,656thMost Authoritarian: 12,589thLargest Retail Industry: 12,620thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,682ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,748thMost Stationary: 15,999thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,826thMost Influential: 19,303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,671stMost Conservative: 19,715th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the region

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