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The Republic of Selhurstland

“Glad All Over”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.193 billion


The Republic of Selhurstland is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.193 billion Selhurstlandians 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 large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 47.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Selhurstlandian economy, worth 27.7 trillion Zahas 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 23,180 Zahas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Graffiti graces every city's streets, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear, and most ambassadors from Selhurstland retire only a few years after being appointed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Selhurstland's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Selhurstland is ranked 11,437th in the world and 628th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.32 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,597thTop
Most Influential: 3,951stLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,437thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,609thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,137thHighest Drug Use: 16,282ndBest Weather: 17,883rdNicest Citizens: 19,933rdMost Beautiful Environments: 20,628thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,642ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,806thMost Income Equality: 23,487th
Highest Drug Use: 220th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 467th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 628th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 953rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 957th in the regionBest Weather: 992nd in the region

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World Assembly

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