The Democratic Republic of Shamalamadingdong is a small, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36 million Shamalamadingdongians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.8%.
The thriving Shamalamadingdongian economy, worth 2.47 trillion Ice Cubes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 68,593 Ice Cubes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,799 per year while the poor average 13,991, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.
Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Shamalamadingdong's national animal is the Diyar Gardi.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shamalamadingdong was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Most Primitive and the Top 10% for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, Most Pro-Market, and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
- : Shamalamadingdong's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Shamalamadingdong lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- : Shamalamadingdong was founded in The South Pacific.