“Shaft them, before they do it to you.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Vassal
Location: The North Pacific
The Republic of Selfgradatude is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 7.458 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 43%, 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.
TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, abortion is only legal in unusual circumstances, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets. 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 soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the dollar.
Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago
- 3 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Empire of Ensiyne.
- 3 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Drachen Insel.
- 5 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Las Emiliana.
- 5 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Nothing of Yy4u.
- 5 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The People's Republic of Sacrajaweo.
- 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Republic of Samanistan.
- 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Community of PC World News.
- 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Las Emiliana.
- 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Empire of Walruses United.
- 6 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Republic of Corsican republic of europe.
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