The Free Land of Bootstrap Bill
“No One Leaves this Ship”
|Category: Moralistic Democracy|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Free Land of Bootstrap Bill is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 683 million Bootstrap Billians 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 medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The Bootstrap Billian economy, worth 35.3 trillion Pieces of Eight a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 51,665 Pieces of Eight, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', and formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bootstrap Bill's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Liberated State of Salvo Republic.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Federation of Socialist Industrial Council Republics.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The United States of FurryFeet.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Republic of Furballland in TNP.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The United States of Uttarakhand.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Republic of Iukatia.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Federated Empire of New-Ferytland.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Republic of Galbadiana.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Empire of New Soges.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The United States of Thearus.
Endorsements Received: 180 » Bankowiata, Card Kingdom, Aerilia, ForestMythal, Pallaith, Kwaj, Aenglaland, Orado, The Rhein States, Filibustra, Ethnon, Corfad, Loli County, Pazair, Varisland, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Capablanca, Hulldom, Toilet Man, Tachycardia, United States of Dictators, Ellbonnia, Ardonii, Omnistria, Piura, Guer Aike, Omicron Persei V111, Great Bights Mum, The Erie Doctrine, Koda-Land, Kastonvia, Loutsland, Q w e r t y, Sojenre, Frances Francis the First of France, Siwale, Libertarianists States, Hardscrabble, Kranostav, Ayuzhhhhh, Sunto, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Pinguioris, Dreadton, Bongo Mountain, Xagill, Votak Matim, and 130 others.Dogtopia of Oz, Perikuresu, The northern Polish territories, Pinky Queen, Heilhum Imperius, Regallio, Zyvetskistaahn, Wineclaw, Scroplia, Testnation223, Kree Turrytopia, KAP03land, Seanat, Simone Republic, New Lakemba, Communist Beijing Must be China, Miyasaka, Praestania, Surb Clant, Sil Dorsett, Nordic-British Union, Kandorith, Hops and Malt, Flurbleland, Wisconsota, Unshleepd, Gurou, Parpyduckland, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Sechiole, Tyirza, Etaima, Napnap, Sea Star Islands, Antiyard, Paradeavenlisian States, Guslantis, Prevaland, Yamantau, Hopenadya, Choi Aeguka, Unsophisticate, Meadowfields, Kaulankiland, Orhtezia, Twinbrook, Alfenheim, Oannia, Yokciq Empire, 1 very fast endotarter, SteelFists, Misthas, XD 2, Ohiyo, Individualist Catopia, Cowbridge, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, Cartures, North Bratislava, Psykistria, Napnomadia, Jorni, Riocht mor Daraen, Laurendon, The Austro Germanic Union, Holy Marcus Empire, Artoriticitys, Uritalitaria, Merconitonitopia, Neo Santos, Volletnia, Lefevrerismo, TyGerria, Ovekisu, Bud Prussia, Chipoli, Kurkmeistan, Runeda, Revrielleverizzlan, United Russian Siberia, Eurochina, The Arverni Lands, Goose lands, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Cobolica, Liberepublia, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, United Engiresco, Canadamerica, Federation Terra Australis, Davidianian, FLORRP, Austro-Bavarian States, Intion North, South Japan, Radicaster, Wolffoxia, GrayingOut, Aless, Liberate World Order, Two Yellow Star, The Serdey Islands, Demidexia, Maott, Idotistanistan, Alqaran, King Rainbow Cat, Etanur, New American Nations, Greater Cesnica, Antipodea and Allies, Pen Blanityion, Cult of Silence, Thought Obliteration, Everoscondrica, Quackland, Tsandonown, Darkanistan, East Plate, New Soges, Galbadiana, New-Ferytland, Iukatia, Uttarakhand, Furballland in TNP, FurryFeet, Socialist Industrial Council Republics, and Salvo Republic.