Largest Gambling Industry: 1,077th Most Armed: 1,256th Highest Crime Rates: 2,472nd
The Protectorate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 9.794 billion Sockpuppetistanians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sockland Fun Park. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,377 trillion Socks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 140,634 Socks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 613,596 per year while the poor average 20,368, a ratio of 30.1 to 1.

A three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, firing squads regularly execute dissidents, and priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Sockpuppetistan's national animal is the Ninja, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Church of the Holey Sock.

Sockpuppetistan is ranked 81,110th in the world and 2,275th in Balder for Most Authoritarian, with 0.36 Stalins.

Top
1%
Largest Gambling Industry: 1,077thMost Armed: 1,256thTop
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 2,472ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,496thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,836thHighest Drug Use: 3,539thFattest Citizens: 3,575thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,259thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,582ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,010thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,417thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,707thMost Avoided: 6,167thHighest Economic Output: 6,661stMost Devout: 7,349thMost Efficient Economies: 7,930thRudest Citizens: 8,353rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,946thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,503rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,778thLargest Populations: 11,463rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,879thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,067thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,266th
Top
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionMost Armed: 51st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 115th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 118th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 156th in the regionFattest Citizens: 166th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 173rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 198th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 201st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 202nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 235th in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 255th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 279th in the regionMost Avoided: 294th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 295th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 301st in the regionMost Devout: 303rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 324th in the regionLargest Populations: 344th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 407th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 414th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 447th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sockpuppetistan's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, firing squads regularly execute dissidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, a three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sockpuppetistan's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".

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