“In Reason We Trust”
|Category: Corrupt Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Sheldonist Republic of Sheldony is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sheldor with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.865 billion Sheldonyians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheldonia. The average income tax rate is 99%. 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.
Citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, and invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sheldony's national animal is the Axolotl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Sheldeuro.
Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago
- 3 days 7 hours ago: Sheldony lost the endorsement of The Purple Isles of Dutchyland.
- 10 days ago: Sheldony was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Giancarlo.
- 13 days ago: Sheldony was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 1%).
- 16 days ago: Sheldony was endorsed by The Kingdom of Hemingford.
- 17 days ago: Sheldony was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Lajikstan.
- 18 days ago: Sheldony was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
- 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
Endorsements Received: 27 » Yaorozu, Groovistan, Alunya, Olvern, Grosseschnauzer, Democatic Donkeys, God n Country n Byron, McMasterdonia, Blackshear41, HMS Unicorn, Everywheristan, Novare Res, Ator People, Framhaven, Whereisthatistan, Atlantis-Aragon, Former English Colony, Great Bights Mum, 007James Bond, Bristol C, Kiwitaicho, Abacathea, Selfgradatude, Eumbner, Macworld, Pasargad, and Giancarlo.