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The Empire of The Shaymen

“Come on Shaymen”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Happyfax

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise


The Empire of The Shaymen is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Freddy Fox with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.042 billion Shaymenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shay. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shaymenian economy, worth 91.7 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,969 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, and orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Shaymen's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Shaymen is ranked 9,143rd in the world and 1st in Happyfax for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 12,402.49 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 410thMost Secular: 2,126thTop
Safest: 4,636thMost Pacifist: 6,037thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,970thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,143rdBest Weather: 9,864thHealthiest Citizens: 11,026thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,751stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,356thMost Developed: 13,024thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 13,602ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,053rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,217thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,593rdNicest Citizens: 14,918thLowest Crime Rates: 15,303rdHighest Food Quality: 16,330thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,333rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,879thMost Inclusive: 17,930thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,788thSmartest Citizens: 18,845thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,418thMost Cultured: 23,244thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,412thLeast Corrupt Governments: 24,396th
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the region

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