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The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian

“Cuius Testiculos Habes, Habeas Cardia Et Cerebellum”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: The Communist Bloc



Population8.932 billion

LeaderTarrin Kael


The Grand Jurisprudence of Shamian is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Tarrin Kael with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.932 billion Shamanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ankh-Morpork. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Shamianian economy, worth a remarkable 2,676 trillion Taols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 299,685 Taols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath, and children's daycare starts at the crack of dawn. Crime is totally unknown. Shamian's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Jainism.

Shamian is ranked 238,256th in the world and 889th in The Communist Bloc for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -18.17 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 290thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 291stMost Influential: 297thMost Advanced Public Education: 330thMost Secular: 359thMost Inclusive: 400thSmartest Citizens: 409thMost Efficient Economies: 410thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 545thHighest Poor Incomes: 604thMost Compassionate Citizens: 659thLargest Information Technology Sector: 660thHighest Average Tax Rates: 666thNicest Citizens: 670thLargest Governments: 713thMost Scientifically Advanced: 825thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 883rdMost Subsidized Industry: 885thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 919thMost Beautiful Environments: 955thMost Pacifist: 1,072ndSafest: 1,162ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,191stMost Cultured: 1,214thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,419thRudest Citizens: 1,671stHighest Drug Use: 1,860thHighest Average Incomes: 2,098thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,432ndMost Developed: 2,479thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,659thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,791stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,165thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,624thLowest Crime Rates: 3,966thHighest Economic Output: 5,750thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,708thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,220thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,037thNudest: 10,021stTop
Most Stationary: 12,349thMost Income Equality: 15,606thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,879thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,455thMost Politically Free: 19,856th
Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 25th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 29th in the regionNudest: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Politically Free: 38th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69th in the regionMost Extreme: 73rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 75th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 84th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 88th in the region

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