“It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.” Walter J Peabody III
|Category: Moralistic Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The East Pacific
|Leader||Walter J Peabody III|
The Nakedness of Sheelberite is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Walter J Peabody III with an even hand, and remarkable for its feral children, smutty television, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.665 billion Sheelberites are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The large, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloodyoath. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Sheelberitean economy, worth 337 trillion dollarydoos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 126,511 dollarydoos, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.
Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, bungee jumpers frequently go splat, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sheelberite's national animal is the Flamin' Codswallop, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pantheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, graffiti graces every city's streets.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, bungee jumpers frequently go splat.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy".
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality.
- : Sheelberite was endorsed by The Nation States Holy Red Jolly of Celannica.
- : Following new legislation in Sheelberite, the well-to-do in The East Pacific are never on time for important appointments.
Endorsements Received: 31 » A Slanted Black Stripe, H-Zhena, Axdel, Roissyland, Brotherland, Hizuru, VW53Aland, Rhealaliit, Wiranath, Janoobi Jazair, BearStackof2015, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Am Echad, Pakitsk, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Kangarawa, Libertanny, Escade, Marrico, Liberstankonia, Stanisiti, Dendemel, Commodore Badger, Avakael, Zukchiva, Matdor, Feu de Glace, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, and Celannica.