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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan

“With socks all things are possible”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

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 even hand, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, compulsory military service, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 7.013 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 1.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth 865 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 123,359 Socks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The new hit series "Sockpuppetistan's Got Trauma" has corporate executives fleeing the country, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population, the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad, and all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion. 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 4,252nd in the South Pacific and 115,573rd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -104 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago

  • 1 day 17 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 1 day 18 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Devout.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Devout.
  • 11 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion.
  • 23 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • 23 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad.
  • 35 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 10%).
  • 44 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.

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