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The Commonwealth of Shoila

“Hinc itur ad astra”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Thaecia

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Shoila

Population2.395 billion

CapitalAntaburra
LeaderThe President
FaithGodsinia

CurrencyShol
AnimalServal

The Commonwealth of Shoila is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The President with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, flagrant waste-dumping, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.395 billion Shoilians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Antaburra. The average income tax rate is 52.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shoilian economy, worth 313 trillion Shols a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,027 Shols, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Shoila's radio stations, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle, and the government is avowedly secular. Crime is totally unknown. Shoila's national animal is the Serval, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Godsinia.

Shoila is ranked 64,461st in the world and 120th in Thaecia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 2,364.03 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,820thTop
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Most Influential: 2,251stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,472ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,896thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,737thRudest Citizens: 5,918thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,454thLargest Retail Industry: 8,155thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,262ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,271stMost Politically Free: 12,807thMost Cultured: 13,175thSmartest Citizens: 13,973rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,978thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,001stMost Developed: 16,227thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,599thLargest Black Market: 17,938thHighest Average Incomes: 18,534thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,683rdMost Beautiful Environments: 19,090thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,227thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,327th
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Most Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 38th in the region

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