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The Republic of Selfgradatude

“Shaft them, before they do it to you.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific



Population21.508 billion

CapitalSelfgradatude City
Leaderpresident Donald Trump

Animalgolden eagle

The Republic of Selfgradatude is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by president Donald Trump with a fair hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 21.508 billion Selfgradatudeans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selfgradatude City. The average income tax rate is 52.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Selfgradatudean economy, worth a remarkable 1,264 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 58,769 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days, and organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Selfgradatude's national animal is the golden eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Selfgradatude is ranked 3,942nd in the world and 228th in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,516.59 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 46thMost Influential: 176thMost Valuable International Artwork: 994thMost Stationary: 1,294thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,408thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,800thBest Weather: 3,228thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,942ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,046thLargest Populations: 6,238thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,664thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,676thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,067thSafest: 8,118thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,341stMost Developed: 19,789thSmartest Citizens: 21,361stLongest Average Lifespans: 21,425th
Most Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 61st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 120th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 200th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 223rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 228th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 430th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 462nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 464th in the regionTop
Safest: 479th in the region

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