“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, devout nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 7.59 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 45%, 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.
Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Selfgradatude's radio stations. 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: 1 day 19 hours ago
- 1 day 9 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Queendom of The Republic of Brownbearxo.
- 1 day 12 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Republic of Kudor.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: Selfgradatude lost the endorsement of The Federation of United Chinese Republics.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Community of PC World News.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Republic of Draurum.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Dictatorship of Great Okawa.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Republic of Kudor.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Selfgradatude voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Anti-Counterfeiting Pact".
- 2 days 4 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Lombardrhein.
- 2 days 5 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Empire of Ridh.
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