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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan

“With socks all things are possible”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an even hand, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.116 billion Sockpuppetistanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals concentrates mainly on Defence, although Commerce and Education are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sockland Fun Park. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Gambling and Arms Manufacturing.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Sockpuppetistan's pristine beaches, the criminal underworld is awash with sausage smuggling, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned. Crime is crippling. Sockpuppetistan's national animal is the Ninja, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is The Church of the Holey Sock, and its currency is the Sock.

Sockpuppetistan is ranked 112th in the South Pacific and 6,509th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 4 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the criminal underworld is awash with sausage smuggling.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, citizens must pay to enjoy Sockpuppetistan's pristine beaches.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, it's always rabbit season.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, military geniuses responsible for brilliant campaigns are drummed out because they have close same-sex friends and an interest in interior design.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break.
  • 17 days ago: Sockpuppetistan lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.

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