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The Keg-parachuting Cargo Planes of SkyRUM

“It's a RUM business”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: SkyRUM

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The Keg-parachuting Cargo Planes of SkyRUM is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Baba Rum Dass with an even hand, and notable for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 6.312 billion SkyRUMmies enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of SkyRUM City. The average income tax rate is 51%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Information Technology.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, military funding has been stripped back, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime is totally unknown. SkyRUM's national animal is the Flying St Bernard, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Floating Keg.

SkyRUM is ranked 4th in SkyRUM and 69,064th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 53 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 3 days 15 hours ago: SkyRUM was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: SkyRUM agreed to construct embassies between SkyRUM and Woodstock.
  • 12 days ago: SkyRUM lodged a message on the SkyRUM Regional Message Board.
  • 19 days ago: SkyRUM's influence in SkyRUM rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM's influence in SkyRUM fell from "Negotiator" to "Auxiliary".
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM lodged a message on the SkyRUM Regional Message Board.
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM unsuppressed a post on the SkyRUM regional message board.
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM unsuppressed a post on the SkyRUM regional message board.
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM unsuppressed a post on the SkyRUM regional message board.
  • 22 days ago: SkyRUM unsuppressed a post on the SkyRUM regional message board.

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