“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 remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.228 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 40%, 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.
Protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses. Crime is moderate. 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: 46 minutes ago
- 42 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Holy Empire of SherwoodPark.
- 42 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Colony of Bloodwrath.
- 43 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Empire of Mapelum.
- 43 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Kingdom of Sirisea.
- 44 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Kingdom of Kingdom of Plembobria.
- 44 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The Free Land of The great bitchin.
- 44 minutes ago: Selfgradatude endorsed The United Kingdom of Arglant.
- 7 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Republic of Unknownevil.
- 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Selfgradatude, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses.
- 22 hours ago: Selfgradatude was endorsed by The Sir Tomb of The Democratic Republic of Tomb.
Endorsements Received: 251 » Groovistan, Former English Colony, Grosseschnauzer, Yaorozu, Pasargad, Andromeda Islands, Zzzaaa, Herzliyya, Drewsenshireton, Novare Res, Spadestan, Oneofakynd, Span, Mk Steele, Velon, Agramer, Eglise Sainte Eve, BrightFutures, Blackshear41, Ischaemia, Bothia, Zertazee, Calamazo, Whereisthatistan, Newfatland, New hydra and canceron, Hujkl, Edelweissia, Jefffliu, Unimaginable Doom, God n Country n Byron, Jediahlonia, Magonia, New haven america, Democatic Donkeys, Oilgarchy, Cantalupo, Espana Japones, Renetopia, Zion-Talmasca, Esponnise, New Greasbyland, My Utopian World, Democratic Republic of England, Caish Empire, Nintendolande, Nphyx, Tragedia, Scumshire, Venezuelia, and 201 others.Tavok, Dystopic Utopia, Camarthen, Isimud, Macworld, Jonpocalypse, McMasterdonia, Sufcok, Ator People, Mandexia, Tlazten, Zixar, Mewlandia, Schnarchi, Republic of Astana, Falapatorius, Proov583, Isles Of Beauty And Brains, Tintarios, Brutobropia, Battle City, New Delmarva, Zeroxis, HMS Unicorn, Rukonia, Alunya, Lunar Felicem, Crystal Net, Asian Union Pact, The Everlasting Starlights, TranSaulvania, The Teddy, El Melbos, Olvern, Turangalila, Framhaven, Kiwitaicho, Sheldanada, Thlaesia, Arcadiom, Latiko, EretzIsrael, Sutvan, Asterica X, New Absurdistan, Ayanah, Conigsberg, Kitabo, Perihelia, Maldovania, Eumbner, Kmsxkuse, Bristol C, Abacathea, Five Bridges, Erura, Astra Lumina, Chris Hallett, Fourth, Steelingrad, Equine Islands, Varovanjov, Tuska-Biren, Yersuv, Lord Galatei, AnarchNation, Scheiterhaufen, Ceto, United Kingdom of Great Lionheart, The Goat Tower, United States of Mukilteo, Ice and Flame, Septentrionalis regionibus, Telemascus, Wisconsota, Kevaren, Wialrania, Pustania, Rochenovaha, Pentheros, Massarie, Gigantorific, Ruzonia, Unified Wessex, Papal States of Reagan, Seorabol, Lionia, United Aonland, The Ninety-Nine Percent, Loneguy, Minorus cellus, Kephallenias, Ioannesia, Shadowflower, North Transylvania, Mikalingrad, James Tobin, Republic of Destiny, DoPeNaStY, Sovereign Canada, Stoffghanistan, Dalies, The Minorlands, Dithur, Shadowrik, Dracovis, Quasaria, PeopleAgainstBacon, Duberry, San Martin De Porres, Blye, Teran Federation, Aintoon, Varadorn, Austro-Hungarian federation, Mwaoam, Corporatismo, Sealpup, Sadakoyama, Kudmipz, Iscadar, Eastern Star, Supreme Libertas, 54e, Urthland, Helvenova, Akiltra, Brazil Nazista, Turtlestrike, The United Capital of Adam, E C D W, Kialga-Lourti, The Excellent, Lightless Oblivion, Brandonburg-Prussia, Zeternia, Aredshan, Martinople, Cattan, Trygg, Amatca, Marsadia, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Knowwhereelse, Batik, System Alliance, Genovio, Chinstralia, Malvad, Xenoa, Zekker, Tianqing, Stetonic, Conoha, New Eleria, PC World News, Great Bights Mum, Maioria, Saheelindeel, Flutiestan, Els Sentra, Arvengard, Virtutum Italia, Grand Duchy of Astozia, Commonwealth of Isleand, Ceretis, Dubec, Coopanonva, Icrvana, Silkyliver, Hesediel, Ruaridhkstad, ODoyle Rules, Runeas, Iwin, Wildathearts, New noricum, Izmedu, Peninsular Malaysia, Kilactic Regeneration, Trevelvos, Oxisco, Volande, Indonesa, Cismontana, Empire of Slavic Absolution, United Chinese Republics, Graley, Faltic, Mica Land, Tregora, Sasten, Goshania, Serenite, DRPK, Eshenia, Dwcland, Lesser Fnordia, Jagerton, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, and Unknownevil.