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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan

“With socks all things are possible”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and renowned for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6.61 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sockland Fun Park. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Gambling.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', most academic research has ground to a halt, Sockpuppetistan is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, and skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines. Crime is crippling. Sockpuppetistan's national animal is the Ninja, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is The Church of the Holey Sock, and its currency is the Sock.

Sockpuppetistan is ranked 81st in the South Pacific and 4,456th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 255 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines.
  • 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, Sockpuppetistan is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • 1 day 6 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 5% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the children of Sockpuppetistan are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations.

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