The Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
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 frequent executions, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 8.296 billion Sockpuppetistanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

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. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,090 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 131,444 Socks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, psychological disorders are a taboo subject, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries, and crop circles are intently studied by investigators with questionable merits. 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 6,324th in the South Pacific and 126,103rd in the world for Most Pacifist, scoring -1,070 on the Lennon-Springsteen Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, crop circles are intently studied by investigators with questionable merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.

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