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Most Primitive: 2,384thMost Devout: 3,097thMost Cultured: 3,850th
The City and District of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The High Hills for a Refuge
Influence
Power
Founder / Secretary-General
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Average

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Shurdington

Population1.605 billion

CapitalSaint Claire
LeaderPrince George
Faiththe Church of Shurdington

Currencypound
Animaldove

The City and District of Shurdington is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prince George with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, devout population of 1.605 billion Shurdingtonians 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, Environment, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Claire. The average income tax rate is 35.9%.

The all-consuming Shurdingtonian economy, worth 109 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 68,416 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

School uniforms are compulsory, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, and motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas. Crime is totally unknown. Shurdington's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the Church of Shurdington.

Shurdington is ranked 218,040th in the world and 17th in The Localist Alliance for Most Avoided, scoring 0.5 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Primitive: 2,384thMost Devout: 3,097thMost Cultured: 3,850thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,485thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,493rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,030thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,305thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,658thBest Weather: 19,028th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide.
  • : Shurdington lodged a message on the The Localist Alliance Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, a five-year-old and a convicted terrorist can sit alongside one another in jury service.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice.
  • : Following new legislation in Shurdington, public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women.

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