Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,734thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,349thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,344th
The Holy Empire of
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Rare
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SwordandShield

Population845 million

Currencythedcoin
Animalunicorn

The Holy Empire of SwordandShield is a huge, safe nation, notable for its triple-decker prams, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 845 million SwordandShieldians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Social Policy. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.6%.

The very strong SwordandShieldian economy, worth 43.0 trillion thedcoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Gambling, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 50,832 thedcoins, with the richest citizens earning 7.6 times as much as the poorest.

Postcards from SwordandShieldian driving test centres are popular souvenirs, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan, the standard prescription for infertility-causing conditions is "go have a baby", and military advisors frequently remind San Vitenzan farmers that they have to pull the pin on a grenade before throwing it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield's national animal is the unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

SwordandShield is ranked 72,773rd in the world and 81st in Shinka for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 856.75 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,734thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,349thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,344thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,920thBest Weather: 23,768th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, military advisors frequently remind San Vitenzan farmers that they have to pull the pin on a grenade before throwing it.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, the standard prescription for infertility-causing conditions is "go have a baby".
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, postcards from SwordandShieldian driving test centres are popular souvenirs.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave.
  • : SwordandShield was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, the government hopes that Federation janitors overhear all of the good gossip.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in SwordandShield, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.

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