Largest Gambling Industry: 1,122nd Most Armed: 1,331st Highest Crime Rates: 2,479th
The Protectorate of
Compulsory Consumerist State
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 10.143 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 1,426 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 140,594 Socks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 592,800 per year while the poor average 21,606, a ratio of 27.4 to 1.

Priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, Information Technology facilities are being turned into Ninja habitats, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and visions of giant pink Ninjas are a common side effect after Sockpuppetistanians eat their meals. 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 164,637th in the world and 4,138th in Balder for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring -11.4 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,122ndMost Armed: 1,331stTop
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 2,479thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,629thHighest Drug Use: 2,894thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,944thFattest Citizens: 3,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,196thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,378thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,697thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,252ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,785thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,979thMost Avoided: 6,164thHighest Economic Output: 6,625thMost Devout: 7,294thTop
10%
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,430thMost Efficient Economies: 8,505thRudest Citizens: 9,014thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,612thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,615thLargest Populations: 11,149thHighest Average Incomes: 12,620thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,773rd
Top
5%
Most Armed: 52nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 117th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 118th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 121st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 128th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 128th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 155th in the regionFattest Citizens: 160th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 196th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 207th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 211th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 213th in the regionTop
10%
Rudest Citizens: 233rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 249th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 289th in the regionMost Avoided: 297th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 298th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 300th in the regionMost Devout: 301st in the regionLargest Populations: 332nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 381st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 425th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, visions of giant pink Ninjas are a common side effect after Sockpuppetistanians eat their meals.
  • : 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.

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