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The Forest of Shirakahn

“Life Comes From-The Sun-Comes From The Tree”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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Shirakahn

Population24.293 billion

Currencyhappiness of all
Animalfreedom

The Forest of Shirakahn is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 24.293 billion Shirakahnians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Shirakahnian economy, worth a remarkable 2,210 trillion happinesses of all a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is 90,992 happinesses of all, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Diminutive Shirakahnian generals are feared for their aggressiveness, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime is totally unknown. Shirakahn's national animal is the freedom, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shirakahn is ranked 38,311th in the world and 2,060th in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 90,992.42 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 45thNicest Citizens: 73rdMost Pacifist: 94thMost Compassionate Citizens: 95thBest Weather: 133rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 136thMost Beautiful Environments: 156thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 209thMost Cultured: 244thMost Rebellious Youth: 248thHealthiest Citizens: 348thMost Advanced Public Education: 481stSafest: 590thMost Inclusive: 675thLongest Average Lifespans: 699thHighest Average Tax Rates: 733rdSmartest Citizens: 799thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 873rdLargest Governments: 1,065thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,379thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,761stTop
5%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,601stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,736thLargest Populations: 3,824thHighest Economic Output: 6,481stMost Secular: 7,077thLowest Crime Rates: 8,331stMost Influential: 9,525thTop
10%
Nudest: 10,334thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,036th
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1%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 54th in the regionTop
5%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 94th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 99th in the regionLargest Populations: 116th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 146th in the regionMost Influential: 245th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 313th in the regionMost Secular: 365th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 391st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 524th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 639th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 643rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 663rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, banning party poppers has been a real party pooper.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, diminutive Shirakahnian generals are feared for their aggressiveness.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, economists confusingly list "fusarium rot and leaf blight" as major risk factors for monetary deflation.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Shirakahn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Shirakahn, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.

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