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The Peaceful Conglomerate of Shiftierier

“Group hugs are now mandatory, at noon each day” Supreme Shifter

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Shiftierier

Population8.905 billion

CapitalShift-Key
LeaderSupreme Shifter
FaithFishing

CurrencyFish
AnimalHE-Grenade

The Peaceful Conglomerate of Shiftierier is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Supreme Shifter with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.905 billion Shifties love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shift-Key. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Shiftie economy, worth a remarkable 1,136 trillion Fish a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 127,664 Fish, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments, gossip magazines have pictures of Supreme Shifter sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, no one is worried about government policies any more, and kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shiftierier's national animal is the HE-Grenade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fishing.

Shiftierier is ranked 198,337th in the world and 8,719th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -8.85 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 982ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,236thMost Influential: 1,386thMost Pacifist: 1,890thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,375thSafest: 2,539thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,627thNicest Citizens: 2,647thBest Weather: 2,655thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,669thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,718thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,838thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,884thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,899thMost Inclusive: 2,987thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,186thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,249thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,574thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,338thLowest Crime Rates: 4,804thMost Cultured: 4,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,399thLargest Governments: 5,651stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,414thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,448thHealthiest Citizens: 6,984thSmartest Citizens: 7,109thMost Developed: 8,420thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,585thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,678thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,984thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14,749thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,879thMost Income Equality: 18,295thHighest Average Incomes: 19,541st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 117th in the regionMost Pacifist: 120th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 134th in the regionSafest: 140th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 142nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 152nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 154th in the regionNicest Citizens: 159th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 163rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionBest Weather: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 177th in the regionMost Inclusive: 202nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 236th in the regionMost Cultured: 244th in the regionLargest Governments: 293rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 325th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 386th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 401st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 414th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 471st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 475th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 489th in the regionMost Developed: 510th in the regionLargest Populations: 545th in the regionMost Stationary: 549th in the regionNudest: 559th in the regionMost Influential: 573rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 682nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 805th in the regionMost Income Equality: 874th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 911th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 185 » Notyoutopia, Empy, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Sundred, Ethnon, Kwaj, Corfad, Maott, Universal State Formula, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, United Draconia, Zeternia, Sunto, Buckerino, PlanetPunk, Atain, Malta Comino Gozo, Wineclaw, Moubarakistan, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Former English Colony, Pallaith, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Diodone, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Kobagia, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, Yukti, The Most Freedom Ever, Great Bights Mum, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, Cinnibar, SORT, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Napnomadia, and 135 others.Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Omnistria, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Loutsland, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, Pazair, PotatoFarmers, Newpromisedland, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Sea Ghost, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Abject Ludicrosity, Fendlium, Hamerica, Loli County, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Xagill, Yokciq Empire, Woodsend, Texas States, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Crader, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, New Lakemba, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Westinor, Serendipita Martia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Oceanialia, Prydania, Mesopotama, Frostcell, Saperisole, Zzozona, Sikol, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Ihsan, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, New Jamgra, Xyrron, Madjack, Simone Republic, Xipher, Kragsgale, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Innocentic, Buckhem, Ultra777, Andexia, Principia Mathematica, U S Eh, Eschatosia, Therizia, Aerilia, Morover, Cretox State, Heilhum Imperius, Nouvelle-Floride, Eywaan, Glanst, Amprak, Comfed, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Lulubellia, Sciency Advancement, Hardscrabble, Visburgh, Magna Banitia, and Abonland.

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