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The Holy Republic of Shefino

“Truth and love will win against lies and hate.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population1.491 billion

LeaderPrezident Graham

AnimalGhost Lion

The Holy Republic of Shefino is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prezident Graham with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.491 billion Shefinoans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shef. The average income tax rate is 56.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shefinoan economy, worth 182 trillion Crowns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,196 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Environmental legislation occurs cyclically, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies, mathematicians are hated by children across the country, and the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shefino's national animal is the Ghost Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shefino is ranked 40,158th in the world and 1,529th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 76.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 360thMost Valuable International Artwork: 711thMost Influential: 963rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,686thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,110thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,943rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,067thHealthiest Citizens: 9,605thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,667thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,310thTop
Nicest Citizens: 10,941stMost Rebellious Youth: 11,517thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,794thSmartest Citizens: 12,332ndMost Cultured: 13,475thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,756thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,662ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,693rdMost Developed: 16,025thMost Secular: 16,255thHighest Drug Use: 16,464thSafest: 16,769thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,174thMost Inclusive: 20,603rdMost Beautiful Environments: 20,661st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 223rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 238th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 254th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 256th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 291st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 299th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 321st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 366th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 366th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 378th in the regionMost Cultured: 382nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 383rd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 429th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 454th in the regionMost Developed: 466th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 493rd in the regionMost Secular: 570th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 619th in the regionSafest: 640th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 644th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 671st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 694th in the regionMost Inclusive: 768th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shefino was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Corporis Doctrina.
  • : Shefino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Shefino was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Terreno Travato.
  • : Shefino was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Eirun Sol.
  • : Shefino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Shefino, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Shefino, mathematicians are hated by children across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Shefino, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Shefino, environmental legislation occurs cyclically.
  • : Shefino voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".


World Assembly

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