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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, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.093 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 39%, 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.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Selfgradatude to be bombproof, the government seizes all major gold finds, students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class, and Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes. 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.

Selfgradatude is ranked 474th in The North Pacific and 20,824th in the world for Rudest Citizens, with 4.8 Insults Per Minute (net).

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