“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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.487 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 enormous government 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 19%, 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.
Criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. 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 hours ago
- 19 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Principality of Vietanimo.
- 21 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Free Land of Springley.
- 21 hours ago: Selfgradatude voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Right to Adequate Shelter".
- 1 day 3 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Free Land of Springley.
- 1 day 7 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Free Land of TeCoolLand.
- 2 days 11 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Colony of Cop.
- 2 days 16 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Kingdom of Ludoversum.
- 2 days 17 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Democratic States of Tjoa.
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The United States of Big Dreamers.
- 2 days 21 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Colony of Cop.
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