The Democratic Republic of Schmidtjones is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 441 million Schmidtjonesians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schmidtjones City. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Schmidtjonesian economy, worth 28.7 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 65,008 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, builders across Schmidtjones are blocked up with orders for new public loos, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, and the nation honors the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Schmidtjonesian weed picker. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schmidtjones's national animal is the opossum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Schmidtjones was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Schmidtjones was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Schmidtjones was endorsed by The Holy Communist Space Empire of The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society.
- : Schmidtjones was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Schmidtjones was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Vanbella.
- : Schmidtjones was endorsed by The Republic of Novum Sina.
- : Schmidtjones was endorsed by The Zombie Federation of Nowa Europa.
- : Following new legislation in Schmidtjones, the nation honors the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Schmidtjonesian weed picker.
- : Following new legislation in Schmidtjones, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid.
- : Schmidtjones voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Kuriko"".
Endorsements Received: 62 » Aumeltopia, Concrete Slab, Yeldarbsland, Laamiva, Xarbraden, Bear Connors Paradiso, New Briantown, Qvait, Jehenna, Amerion, The Worst army of, Avia Lavanda, Erinor, Kucaland, West Pastafaria, Land Without Shrimp, Bawkie, Aidenfieeld, Corgitopiaa, PenguinPies, Midand, Wehraboos, Bleakfoot, Farengeto, Tsunamy, Andinla, Pencil Sharpeners 2, The Tecorogan Federation, Alfama, The Filippinas, Volaworand, Catillos, Hanguk-Nippon, Sandaoguo, Myness, Ebonhand, ChickenDome, USNE2018, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Philippinia, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Qawe, Kandorith, Phanama, Holy Free, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Auphelia, Bartonia Nova, Ovkianos, and 12 others.Purple Hyacinth, Klobitien, Kaoia, Zataras, Rebel-topia, Ofaria, Marinho Islands, Sedunn, Nowa Europa, Novum Sina, Vanbella, and The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society.