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The Sheldonist Republic of Sheldony

“In Reason We Trust”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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The Sheldonist Republic of Sheldony is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sheldor with an iron fist, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, cynical population of 5.295 billion Sheldonians 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 Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheldonia. The average income tax rate is 100%. 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.

Nudity is frowned upon, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. 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.

Sheldony is ranked 4,381st in The North Pacific and 112,778th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring -47 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Sheldony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • 14 days ago: Sheldony was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 5%).
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • 15 days ago: Sheldony voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Debris Prevention".
  • 18 days ago: Sheldony was endorsed by The Republic of Indonesa.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, nudity is frowned upon.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Sheldony, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.

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