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The Dominion of Shimbonil

“Keep your feet on the ground.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Balder

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Shimbonil

Population12.386 billion

CapitalShimbonil City
LeaderLeader

Currencyhammer
Animalbadger

The Dominion of Shimbonil is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and frequent executions. The democratic population of 12.386 billion Shimbonilians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shimbonil City. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Shimbonilian economy, worth a remarkable 1,160 trillion hammers a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 93,672 hammers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, and collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shimbonil's national animal is the badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shimbonil is ranked 68,141st in the world and 2,221st in Balder for Most Extreme, scoring 23.16 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Top
1%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,472ndTop
5%
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,224thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,272ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,968thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,535thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,894thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,307thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,015thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,326thBest Weather: 9,455thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,140thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,426thLargest Governments: 11,572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,674thMost Politically Free: 12,754thHighest Economic Output: 14,302ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,313thSmartest Citizens: 14,455thMost Cultured: 14,831stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,051stMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,140thSafest: 17,125thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,180thLargest Populations: 19,518thHealthiest Citizens: 19,559thMost Developed: 20,020th
Top
5%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 108th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 152nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 253rd in the regionMost Stationary: 271st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 292nd in the regionMost Influential: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 371st in the regionTop
10%
Most Beautiful Environments: 399th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 435th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 469th in the regionBest Weather: 489th in the regionLargest Populations: 491st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 512th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 546th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 602nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 620th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 630th in the regionLargest Governments: 636th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans, Largest Governments, and Most Politically Free and the Top 10% for Nudest.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Populations, Healthiest Citizens, and Most Developed.
  • : Shimbonil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.

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