|Leader||Prime Minizher Damian Van Helzen|
The United Crowned Republic of Serrated Shield is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minizher Damian Van Helzen with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, state-planned economy, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.136 billion Pazzermenzh are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byzmarc. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Ge'Pazzerzh economy, worth a remarkable 1,354 trillion Zhielks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 166,436 Zhielks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Interest in globalism never flags, the government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, nations that kill a Pazzermenzh can expect a strongly worded letter, and doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Serrated Shield's national animal is the Cave Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unitarian Universalism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Serrated Shield was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Serrated Shield was endorsed by The Empire of Onder Kelkia.
- : Serrated Shield was endorsed by The Ancient Nordic Lands of Alvalero.
- : Serrated Shield's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Serrated Shield endorsed The Ancient Nordic Lands of Alvalero.