The Protectorate of
Father Knows Best State
With socks all things are possible
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 8.124 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 1,067 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 131,359 Socks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies, and the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources. 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 809th in the South Pacific and 27,032nd in the world for Best Weather, with 13 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, "To Hell or to Marshland" is a common settler cry directed at native Brasilistanis.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, governments opposing Sockpuppetistan are beset by rebels.
  • : Sockpuppetistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the nation's armed forces are recruiting thousands to help colonise Brasilistan.
  • : Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.

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