The Protectorate of
Moralistic Democracy
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an even hand, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 7.213 billion Sockpuppetistanians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

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. The average income tax rate is 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth 878 trillion Socks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 121,764 Socks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels, and politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. Crime is 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 176th in the South Pacific and 10,087th in the world for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 15 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 15 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 17 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Godforsaken.
  • 17 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
  • 18 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 20 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.

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