The Republic of SwordandShield30 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.392 billion SwordandShield30ians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 27.4%.
The SwordandShield30ian economy, worth 109 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,709 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.
Student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned penguinball fields, rag-wearing teachers are often mistaken for homeless people, babies are a small but significant export, and elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield30's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : SwordandShield30's influence in Oppression rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : SwordandShield30 resigned as d of Oppression.
- : SwordandShield30 withdrew a request for embassies between Oppression and Pasridi Confederacy.
- : SwordandShield30 aborted construction of embassies between Oppression and The Black Hawks.
- : SwordandShield30 removed the tag "Invader" from Oppression.
- : SwordandShield30 updated the World Factbook entry in Oppression.
- : SwordandShield30 abolished the regional flag of Oppression.
- : SwordandShield30 resigned from the World Assembly.
- : SwordandShield30 appointed SwordandShield30 as d with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Oppression.
- : SwordandShield30 became WA Delegate of Oppression.