The Protectorate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
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 notable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 7.564 billion Sockpuppetistanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sockpuppetistanian economy, worth 916 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 121,193 Socks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry, immigrants are asked to leave their cultural traditions and pride at the border, and the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups. 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 6,114th in the South Pacific and 141,835th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -99 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days ago

  • 1 day 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.
  • 1 day 16 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, immigrants are asked to leave their cultural traditions and pride at the border.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields.
  • 13 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 14 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the world Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 14 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones.

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