“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 notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 7.768 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 47%, 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.
The tenet of free speech is held dear, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Selfgradatude's radio stations, voting is voluntary, and new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Selfgradatude to be bombproof. 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: 5 hours ago
- 9 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Federation of Tuqwar.
- 9 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Broxley.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Fiefdom of Obliterania.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Empire of Derstratege96.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Allied States of Merdir.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Monarchy of Newport States of America.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Democratic Republic of McCauley.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Democratic Republic of Talbuon.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Empire of Ultrious.
- 10 hours ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Republic of Himesald.
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