by Max Barry

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Safest: 452nd Lowest Crime Rates: 587th Most Pacifist: 622nd
The Sheldonist Republic of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
In Reason We Trust
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.043 billion



The Sheldonist Republic of Sheldony is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Sheldor with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, humorless population of 7.043 billion Sheldonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sheldonia. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The large but underdeveloped Sheldonian economy, worth 661 trillion Sheldeuros a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,941 Sheldeuros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, being impolite in public is punishable by heavy fines, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, and unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sheldony's national animal is the Axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Sheldony is ranked 69,849th in the world and 3,668th in The North Pacific for Most Corrupt Governments, with 7.16 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Safest: 452ndLowest Crime Rates: 587thMost Pacifist: 622ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 887thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,030thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,082ndLargest Governments: 1,118thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,170thHealthiest Citizens: 1,362ndTop
Most Influential: 1,746thSmartest Citizens: 1,805thNicest Citizens: 1,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,976thBest Weather: 2,051stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,232ndMost Inclusive: 2,435thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,435thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,475thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,933rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,394thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,659thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,918thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,771stMost Secular: 11,125thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,697thMost Income Equality: 17,103rd
Safest: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 88th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 114th in the regionBest Weather: 122nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 136th in the regionMost Inclusive: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 249th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 312th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 394th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 428th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 577th in the regionLargest Populations: 583rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 664th in the regionMost Influential: 674th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 743rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 802nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 830th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, being impolite in public is punishable by heavy fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, all beauty contests have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Sheldony was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
  • : Following new legislation in Sheldony, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 153 » Siwale, Territorio di Nessuno, Uganda Knuckles UK, Shibutani, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Wilkshire, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Sundred, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Dar es Saalam, Bayern-Straubing, Spartoptia, Notyoutopia, Sinelona, Newpromisedland, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Sunto, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Selfgradatude, North Bratislava, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, New Bremerton, The United States of Romania, Ethnon, Snoodum, Sanjurika, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, Sakaryata, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Agrauron, Diodone, and 103 others.Napnomadia, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Yarecir, Ka Ching, Australiland, ISOP, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Yukti, Outer Egorniand, Partax, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, General COE, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Buckerino, Adkins Station, The Sinclarian Provinces, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Humptalumpta, Atain, Ieprus, Suicidistan, Shigonia, Guer Aike, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Ostrinios, Ofemerica, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Ostrolia, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, The Chelles, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Racoda, Saturns Edge, VarDrade, Kulgatha, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Orven, Sea Ghost, Trillius, Kirostan, Angwayster, Norvayopia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, National Goats, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Thiammyalllaland, Miruma, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Castle Federation, Rynion, and Test for a new hope.

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