“At least we arenít the Roman Empire”
|Category: Civil Rights Lovefest|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: the South Pacific
|Currency||Hugs and Chewed Pencils|
The Democratic Republic of Sharold is a colossal, genial nation, renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.12 billion Carols hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Careold. The average income tax rate is 82.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Carold economy, worth 471 trillion Hugs and Chewed Pencils a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,147 Hugs and Chewed Pencils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sharold's national animal is the Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sharold was endorsed by The United Protectorate of Tepertopia.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Blue Islamic Empire of House Ahsanul.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Queendom of Merevane.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Corporis Doctrina.
- : Following new legislation in Sharold, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Gecetesse.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Dominion of Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Republic of Laamiva.
- : Sharold was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Novaculand.
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