The Democratic Republic of Shabot is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 526 million Shabotians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 45.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Shabotian economy, worth 49.0 trillion Hickles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 93,201 Hickles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore, the Shabotian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, the Shabot Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shabot's national animal is the Zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, the Shabot Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
- : Shabot endorsed The Empire of Uzbek Khan.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, the Shabotian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, cowboys often wear wolfskin jackets to the saloon.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
- : Following new legislation in Shabot, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution.
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