Largest Gambling Industry: 1,064th Most Armed: 1,224th Highest Crime Rates: 2,397th
The Protectorate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 9.653 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 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,357 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 140,668 Socks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 613,741 per year while the poor average 20,373, a ratio of 30.1 to 1.

The government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, a three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, and firing squads regularly execute dissidents. 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 14,456th in the world and 594th in Balder for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 8,229.23 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,064thMost Armed: 1,224thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2,397thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,432ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,765thHighest Drug Use: 3,377thFattest Citizens: 3,430thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,148thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,173rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,513thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,881stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,471stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,503rdMost Avoided: 5,984thHighest Economic Output: 6,688thMost Devout: 7,249thMost Efficient Economies: 7,655thRudest Citizens: 8,449thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,597thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,056thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,739thHighest Average Incomes: 11,267thLargest Populations: 11,602ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,456thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,132ndLargest Black Market: 18,253rdLargest Retail Industry: 18,349th
Top
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Largest Gambling Industry: 49th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 115th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 117th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 136th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 147th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 161st in the regionFattest Citizens: 164th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 190th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 201st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 208th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionRudest Citizens: 242nd in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 268th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 283rd in the regionMost Avoided: 287th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 292nd in the regionMost Devout: 299th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 326th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 341st in the regionLargest Populations: 364th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 403rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 435th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 435th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : Sockpuppetistan's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sockpuppetistan's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".

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