(factbook under construction)
The Collectivist Peoples Democracy of Shffahkia or just Shffahkia or simply Shffahkia/Sffahkia/Sfakia is an ultra-collectivist nation. Sffahkia's official state ideology is known as Ultra-Collectivism, Collectivist Socialism or Socialism-Collectivism which emerged during the 1920's as an alternative for Communism, Syndicalism and other left leaning ideologies. The name Shffahkia can be spelled three ways either the more traditional Shffahkia and Sffahkia or the more modern Sfakia which stems from the French name Sfaquie/Sfakie.
Shffahkia, as it has followed Collectivist Socialism, has become an anomaly in the world: No national currency, all private property is strictly illegal, all property is owned by the collective and traditional economic growth is seen as one of the pillars of social inequality and the value of products is determined by how much time and labor is put into it. This view of value means that buildings and food are seen as more valuable than gold and diamonds which have no value in Shffahkia and only gather dust in collectivized pools. Since private property is illegal all property is owned by the collective and is gathered in "pools". the term stems from the early days of collectivization when small private property such as farming equipment were gathered in pools where they'd await to be spread out evenly. Officially Shffahkia has a Collectivist planned economy, in practice, however, it has a "delandets ekonomi" or sharing economy where people borrow and loan instead of actually owning property.
The flag of Shffahkia is called the Golden Pigeon Flag. The flag depicts a golden pigeon in a red background under a blue circle which holds a red yellow star within it surrounded by two strands of wheat. The red background itself refers to Socialism, the blood of those who died for the state and the red color worn by the red guard during the War of the People.
The red/yellow star surrounded by a blue circle refers to Collectivist Socialism the state's ideology. Its position above the golden pigeon symbolizes its position as a trans-national ideology and, therefore, symbolizes the global revolution Shffahkia is a part of.
The two strands of wheat symbolize agriculture and the common people.
Finally, the golden bird which is a long-standing national symbol. Its origin as the symbol for Collectivist Socialism begins in the 1920's as resistance movements used pigeons and other birds to secretly spread intelligence without the state's knowledge. The golden bird above all symbolizes peace which every public official swears to uphold.