Largest Gambling Industry: 1,104th Most Armed: 1,296th Highest Crime Rates: 2,502nd
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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 9.983 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 1,401 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 140,392 Socks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 585,793 per year while the poor average 21,962, a ratio of 26.7 to 1.

Firing squads regularly execute dissidents, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, Information Technology facilities are being turned into Ninja habitats, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. 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 16,833rd in the world and 737th in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 9.11 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Gambling Industry: 1,104thMost Armed: 1,296thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 2,502ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,635thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,914thHighest Drug Use: 3,169thFattest Citizens: 3,640thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,149thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,383rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,424thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,729thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,856thMost Avoided: 6,228thHighest Economic Output: 6,678thMost Devout: 7,379thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,473rdRudest Citizens: 8,863rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,880thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,508thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,514thLargest Populations: 11,327thHighest Average Incomes: 12,471st
Most Armed: 48th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 53rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 116th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 118th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 130th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 132nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 163rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 166th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 188th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 207th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 210th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 217th in the regionRudest Citizens: 242nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 258th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 287th in the regionMost Devout: 295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 298th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 301st in the regionMost Avoided: 305th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 313th in the regionLargest Populations: 337th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 408th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, Information Technology facilities are being turned into Ninja habitats.
  • : Sockpuppetistan's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms.
  • : 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.


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