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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,396thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,544thMost Influential: 3,361st
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We Endure
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population562 million


The Democratic Republic of Shabot is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 562 million Shabotians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 44.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Shabotian economy, worth 54.1 trillion Hickles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 96,205 Hickles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Where there's a will there is usually a password manager, the entire entry for Shabot in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and homophobia is off the menu. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shabot's national animal is the Zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shabot is ranked 96,907th in the world and 4,792nd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.28 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,396thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,544thMost Influential: 3,361stTop
Best Weather: 13,596thMost Inclusive: 15,171stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,036thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,403rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,072ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,439thLargest Retail Industry: 18,579thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,652ndMost Cultured: 20,335thNicest Citizens: 20,513thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,580th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 92nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 775th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 862nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 893rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 908th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 930th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 933rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 938th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 942nd in the regionMost Influential: 965th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,001st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shabot was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Shabot was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, the entire entry for Shabot in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Shabot was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Tyirza.
  • : Shabot was endorsed by The Constitutional Dicatatorship of Religioncord.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards.
  • : Following new legislation in Shabot, high school bands practice by moonlight.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 158 » Hamerica, Republica Guilleana, Venicea, Shibutani, Zzozona, Former English Colony, Siwale, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Notyoutopia, Patrician, Territorio di Nessuno, Cretox State, Ellbonnia, Aerilia, New Lakemba, Orado, Koda-Land, Hardscrabble, Star Kingdom, Valentine Z, Port Naga, Lulubellia, Yaorozu, Empy, The Tampa Bay Rays, Maratabat, Loutsland, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pytong, Great Bights Mum, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Seijitsu, Corfad, Kocherian, Dar es Saalam, Ethnon, North Bratislava, Climeria, Navsland, 1 very fast endotarter, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Frances Francis the First of France, Kranostav, Slyakanya, Sundred, Kazoo Basin, and 108 others.Interdimensional Zone, WeKnow, Wineclaw, Odelinor, Selfgradatude, Holy Oranz, Hewani, Kragsgale, The Iron Lions, Simone Republic, United Kahndaq, Omnistria, Blyskalia, East Akra, Svenskskit, Sunto, Galbadiana, Yellops, The Pantheons, Godwanna, Bharathvarsh, Libertania Democratica, Strongwill, Nodnarb, The Serdey Islands, Joodey, GenshinImpact, Illusia and Neverendia, Liminyj, Glurponia, Sevinland, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, Darkmondoria, Andexia, Fauzjhia, Sikol, Nalver And, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Yokciq Empire, Xagill, Landestian, The Republic of Free Peoples, Pallaith, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ravendi, Mon Island, Xentherida, Heilhum Imperius, Morgul, Que Lukustinardon, Sil Dorsett, Dabarastan, Wilkshire, Runeda, A Salmon Named Harold, El Fiji Grande, Planes, Imperial Pieserged, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Zyvetskistaahn, Healiopolis, Madjack, Muqatil, Moneyflows, Draconian Progression, Pasargad, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Super Girl, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Pleroma Sans Romans, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Clan Spaniel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Greater Afroeurasia, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Trumpski, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Kromi, Travislavania, Siforpeo, Joevala, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Steampunk Ariel, Alexander the Magnus, Uzbek Khan, Religioncord, Tyirza, and Siberian Workforce.

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