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The Kingdom of Shandris

“Luck favors the bold”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Asrina

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Shandris

Population1.18 billion

CapitalZawaar
LeaderLady Sylvia
FaithThe Golden Church

Currencygold coin
Animaldragon

The Kingdom of Shandris is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lady Sylvia with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, fear of technology, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.18 billion Shandrisians 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zawaar. The average income tax rate is 48.7%.

The Shandrisian economy, worth 53.6 trillion gold coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 45,392 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?", and the government is rounding up computers and beating them into plowshares. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Shandris's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Golden Church.

Shandris is ranked 96,849th in the world and 6th in Asrina for Most Pro-Market, scoring 42.12 on the Rand Index.

Top
1%
Most Primitive: 1,242ndTop
10%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,717thLargest Mining Sector: 11,422ndMost Devout: 13,154th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shandris was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, the government is rounding up computers and beating them into plowshares.
  • : Shandris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens, Most Devout, and Most Primitive.
  • : Shandris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?".
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation.
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Following new legislation in Shandris, beat cops aren't named for the territory they patrol.

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