“Shaft them, before they do it to you.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Republic of Selfgradatude is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its hatred of cheese. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.265 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selfgradatude City. The average income tax rate is 26%, 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.
Many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, and a National Academy regulates grammar and usage. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Selfgradatude's national animal is the golden eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the dollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 16 days ago
- 1 day 1 hour ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Temberin.
- 1 day 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Republic of Bristol C.
- 3 days 5 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Powerful Overlords.
- 11 days ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The Democratic States of LibertarianLand.
- 16 days ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Colony of The Eternal Butterfly.
- 17 days ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Democratic Nation of EVOLUTION786.
- 17 days ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri.
- 18 days ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Holy Empire of Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri.
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Selfgradatude, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
- 18 days ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Empire of Kirie.
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