|Leader||Grand Duke Lucas IV|
The Grand Duchy of Schiltzberg is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Duke Lucas IV with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.356 billion Schiltzbergers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Schiltzbierg. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Schiltzbergian economy, worth a remarkable 1,653 trillion Schiltz Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 159,642 Schiltz Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.
Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Schiltzberg as a reminder of their "special relationship", and the comic book series 'Grand Duke Lucas IV and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schiltzberg's national animal is the Red-Tailed Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Schiltzberg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Debtor Voting Rights"".
- : Schiltzberg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Imperium Anglorum"".
- : Schiltzberg voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Debtor Voting Rights".
- : Schiltzberg lodged a message on the Coin Collecting Club Regional Message Board.
- : Schiltzberg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Jutsa".
- : Schiltzberg agreed to construct embassies between Coin Collecting Club and The Union of Imperials.
- : Schiltzberg agreed to construct embassies between Coin Collecting Club and Benelux Union.
- : Schiltzberg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Groundwater Contamination".
- : Schiltzberg banned The Republic of Belgistanan9 from Coin Collecting Club.
- : Schiltzberg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Lyras".
Endorsements Received: None.