The Thedian Protectorate of SwordandShield3 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, zero percent divorce rate, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.482 billion SwordandShield3ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 38.0%.
The strong SwordandShield3ian economy, worth 346 trillion marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,574 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.
Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, and people experiencing anaphylactic shock are told to buck their ideas up. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield3's national animal is the tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : SwordandShield3's influence in Artificial Solar System rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : SwordandShield3 relocated from Lisseum to Artificial Solar System.
- : SwordandShield3 applied to join the World Assembly.
- : SwordandShield3 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : SwordandShield3's influence in Lisseum rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : SwordandShield3 endorsed The United States of East Catlandia.
- : SwordandShield3 relocated from Artificial Solar System to Lisseum.
- : SwordandShield3 endorsed The Borderlands of Rei.
- : SwordandShield3 was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Takkaviita II.
- : SwordandShield3 was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sahaz.