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Safest: 459th Lowest Crime Rates: 586th Most Pacifist: 621st
The Sheldonist Republic of
Democratic Socialists
In Reason We Trust
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.081 billion



The Sheldonist Republic of Sheldony is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Sheldor with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless population of 7.081 billion Sheldonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheldonia. The income tax rate is 100.0%.

The large but inefficient Sheldonian economy, worth 825 trillion Sheldeuros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 116,575 Sheldeuros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, Sheldor is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, and snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Sheldor's majority. 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 frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Sheldony is ranked 164,488th in the world and 8,902nd in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 33.85 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Safest: 459thLowest Crime Rates: 586thMost Pacifist: 621stHighest Average Tax Rates: 880thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,027thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,058thLargest Governments: 1,099thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,146thHealthiest Citizens: 1,306thMost Influential: 1,694thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,738thNicest Citizens: 1,791stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,928thBest Weather: 1,980thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,088thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,121stMost Inclusive: 2,311thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,077thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,093rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,451stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,510thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,651stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,890thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,689thMost Secular: 11,094thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,697th
Safest: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 87th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 99th in the regionNicest Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 112th in the regionBest Weather: 118th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 131st in the regionMost Inclusive: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 151st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 240th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 253rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 300th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 525th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 571st in the regionLargest Populations: 582nd in the regionMost Secular: 583rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 642nd in the regionMost Influential: 667th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 740th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Sheldor's majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, Sheldor is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Sheldony was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, fresh food is a thing of the past due to onerous testing standards.
  • : Sheldony was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential, the Top 5% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, teenagers stay out into the wee hours of the morning "stargazing".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 154 » Siwale, Territorio di Nessuno, Uganda Knuckles UK, Shibutani, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Wilkshire, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Sundred, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Dar es Saalam, Bayern-Straubing, Spartoptia, Notyoutopia, Sinelona, Newpromisedland, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Sunto, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Selfgradatude, North Bratislava, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, New Bremerton, The United States of Romania, Ethnon, Snoodum, Sanjurika, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, Sakaryata, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, Napnomadia, and 104 others.New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Ka Ching, Australiland, ISOP, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Yukti, Outer Egorniand, Partax, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, General COE, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Buckerino, Adkins Station, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Humptalumpta, Atain, Ieprus, Suicidistan, Shigonia, Guer Aike, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Ostrinios, Ofemerica, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Ostrolia, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, The Chelles, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Racoda, Saturns Edge, VarDrade, Kulgatha, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Orven, Sea Ghost, Trillius, Kirostan, Angwayster, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, National Goats, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Thiammyalllaland, Miruma, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Castle Federation, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, The Black Cathedral, Antityranicals, and GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO.

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