|Leader||President Hazmat Suit|
The Republic of Shutdown Government is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Hazmat Suit with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.276 billion Shutdown Governmentians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.
The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, although Defense, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Post-Apocalyptic DC. The average income tax rate is 26.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Shutdown Governmentian economy, worth 807 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 188,905 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.
Billions of Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, major cities are suffering under water rationing, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, and for some reason the census focuses on daily banana ingestion and hourly quip rate. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Shutdown Government's national animal is the emu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Uranium.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Shutdown Government's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Shutdown Government's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Shutdown Government's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Shutdown Government's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Shutdown Government applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Shutdown Government resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Shutdown Government relocated from Abdicates to Artificial Solar System.
- : Shutdown Government's influence in Abdicates rose from "Zero" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Shutdown Government relocated from Artificial Solar System to Abdicates.
- : Shutdown Government was endorsed by The Empire of Kekkoslovakianistan.