The Republic of Surd is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Olaf Nieuwpoort with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.638 billion Surds 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fentanes. The income tax rate is 100%.
The frighteningly efficient Surdic economy, worth a remarkable 2,194 trillion Fioris 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 254,062 Fioris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Olaf Nieuwpoort always arrives fashionably late and smelling of mushrooms, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Fentanes to enjoy their national art, and voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Surd's national animal is the Robin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Surd endorsed The Principality of Erlengrat.
- : Surd endorsed The Republic of Salvoknik.
- : Following new legislation in Surd, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
- : Following new legislation in Surd, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Fentanes to enjoy their national art.
- : Following new legislation in Surd, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
- : Following new legislation in Surd, Olaf Nieuwpoort always arrives fashionably late and smelling of mushrooms.
- : Surd was endorsed by The Autonomous Economic Zone of South Greesa.
- : Surd was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Following new legislation in Surd, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows.
- : Surd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preventing Identity Theft".
Endorsements Received: 120 » Treadwellia, Leonism, Belmallow, Aigania, Marcellinople, Nargorthia, Hukaa, Aaecilia, Axixic, Bongrovia, Debussy, Nippon Shotou Teikoku, Port Flynt, United States of Sarjania, Devinsburg, Owans, Emperor PJ, State of Cascadia, Burning Pants, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Denado, Ashoy, Aleckandor, Issrak-om, Gloriton, The Sigometh Dynasty, Guiness Freaks, Winx club, Nucular, Ecchi Unlimited, Tjabino, Uhanda, Xalivstonia, Darcaethir, Flurf, Russiane, Zinertia, The Islands of Colwell, Mainze, 1482, Caybow, Imperial Saber, Lowelian, Fortytipper, Darkium, Bravenewworld, Courlany, Arkanik, Sandbrook, Paline, and 70 others.Nord Gronland, Zherid, Wishper, Grettana, TypoTech, Enjuku, Skin Nation The Second, Gorgonzola-, Highchii, Cyrilla, Canago, Klaisur, Dotian, Domais, Wassily Universal Rifling Company, New Rogernomics, Tinbo, Dimusoika, Hraban, Umuyyad, Tymak, Steel Vagabonds, Rionion, The Land of the Tardigrades, Augustenbuurg, The Gelseen Hegemony, Greater Serbian Lands, Silver Minner, Fellow Atheists and Skeptics, The ABQ, White Van inc, Bulgramania, Business States of America, Frankender, Capercom, The Salvation States, Proletarianssss, Cervidaea, Custadia, Maiestasia, Verketa, Aseran, Archinal, Nothark Vilum, Davidianian, The United Anglo-sphere, Yurp, Kamikaze89, Ottokratland, The Assyrian, The Celestial Lands, Cilorea, Kryansk, Fazrin, Mickey-Mouse, The Galuddlentus, KillerKahn, Mommano Dicus, Zanitsva, BarneyNice, Wowzabees, Starian Union, K3K, Tredestryan, Urdunistan, Amosiac, Greater East Portage, Tejeda, Hungaricia, and South Greesa.