|Currency||Piece of Eight|
The Free Land of Bootstrap Bill is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 730 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 37.7 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 51,670 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 Federation of Stud Hoy.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Empire of Exkosia.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Holy communist theocracy of Holy Axolotl.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Free Land of Catalis.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The Democratic Union of New Trisone.
- : Bootstrap Bill was endorsed by The People's Republic of Smithsonia.
- : 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 North Pacifican Extravaganza of Furballland in TNP.
Endorsements Received: 180 » Bankowiata, Card Kingdom, Aerilia, ForestMythal, Pallaith, Kwaj, Aenglaland, Orado, The Rhein States, Filibustra, Ethnon, Corfad, 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, Dogtopia of Oz, and 130 others.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, 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, Merconitonitopia, Neo Santos, Volletnia, TyGerria, Ovekisu, Bud Prussia, Chipoli, Kurkmeistan, Runeda, Revrielleverizzlan, United Russian Siberia, Eurochina, The Arverni Lands, Goose lands, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Cobolica, Liberepublia, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, 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, Smithsonia, New Trisone, Catalis, Holy Axolotl, Exkosia, and Stud Hoy.