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The Dictatorship of Shahrukh

“Hate Crimes, One at a Time!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population351 million

CapitalTroll City


The Dictatorship of Shahrukh is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, devout population of 351 million Rookians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Troll City. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Shahrukhian economy, worth 26.2 trillion Gamercoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 74,504 Gamercoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation won three wars against Brancaland this weekend, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Shahrukhian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli, and the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shahrukh's national animal is the Hummingbird, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Shahrukh is ranked 135,101st in the world and 5,672nd in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 90,914 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,236thTop
Most Influential: 4,109thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,148thMost Authoritarian: 16,283rdLargest Publishing Industry: 23,350thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,383rd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 609th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 706th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 842nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shahrukh was endorsed by The Dominion of Outer Shenendoah.
  • : Shahrukh was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Nova Arcania.
  • : Shahrukh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, the government says that Possession is nine-tenths of the Lore.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Shahrukhian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Shahrukh was endorsed by The Protectorate of Muqatil.
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, the nation won three wars against Brancaland this weekend.
  • : Shahrukh voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Shahrukh, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 177 » Bharathvarsh, Koda-Land, Sikol, Interdimensional Zone, Valgarda, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Empy, Bankowiata, Yaorozu, Hamerica, Yokciq Empire, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Hardscrabble, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Republica Guilleana, Guer Aike, Ellbonnia, Notyoutopia, Orado, Francois Isidore, Lulubellia, Aerilia, McMasterdonia, Cretox State, New Lakemba, Kromi, Svenskskit, Valentine Z, The Tampa Bay Rays, El Fiji Grande, Loutsland, Viviser, Corfad, Kragsgale, Dar es Saalam, Zemnaya Svoboda, Super Girl, Sil Dorsett, Dangine, East Supple Lund, Volstokn, Pinguioris, Siwale, Aetulia, Rinadia, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Xagill, and 127 others.-Slovania, Imperial Pieserged, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, A Salmon Named Harold, Aidiarnia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Simone Republic, North Bratislava, Yellops, Wilkshire, Ereena, Rising Sakura, Sanghyeok, Territorio di Nessuno, Tyirza, Dreadton, Figyjharli, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Barabolia, Xentherida, Animu Place, Alice Gardens, Apscorren, Travislavania, Ardenstania, Anungu, Illusia and Neverendia, Altivia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Alqulonde, Amerian States, Frances Francis the First of France, Alorca, AmManies, Aryan Homeland, Atrito, Belin Antenia, Atlunartemis, Azzarel, Arimbia, Ardretia, Arrivederci, Holy Oranz, AC Micronation Principality of Julian KG, Bend Mai, Brsil, Andanavia, Xyrron, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Bueszqostan, AVALOHIA, Colfes, Andexia, Becaner, Clan Spaniel, BrightFutures, Ravendi, Kazoo Basin, East Akra, Beasluxia, Lol2639, Votak Matim, San Felipe, Arthyia, Libertania Democratica, Pasargad, BTProductions, Aruvicion, Sunto, Draconian Progression, Maott, Chips and Guac, Climeria, Strongwill, Amblegreserland, Steampunk Ariel, Venicea, The Pantheons, Ethnon, Qurtuba, AverageJoevlania, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Folenz, Mon Island, Hepek, Siforpeo, Batatoland Empire, Wineclaw, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Religioncord, Centrialand, Korean-Joseon, Darkmondoria, Tsandonown, ForestMythal, Pallaith, Wapistan, Planes, Seanat, Britle, Defense For The World Assembly, Libvillia, Runeda, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Tringapore, Sundred, Card Kingdom, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Madjack, Aingard, Cereskia, Nodnarb, Mitropola, Sopernia, Kinitopia, Bearical, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Nova Arcania, and Outer Shenendoah.

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