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The Republic of Selfgradatude

“Shaft them, before they do it to you.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The North Pacific


The Republic of Selfgradatude is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.283 billion Selfgradatudeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, the Environment, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selfgradatude City. The average income tax rate is 42%, but much higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, and TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas. Crime is moderate. Selfgradatude's national animal is the golden eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the dollar.

Selfgradatude is ranked 278th in The North Pacific and 10,177th in the world for Best Weather, with 104 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

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