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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:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Protectorate of Sockpuppetistan is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mister Sock with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.429 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, pro-business individuals devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. 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 Arms Manufacturing and Gambling.

Midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, the commercialisation of highly deadly weapons has instilled Sockpuppetistan with a very polite populace, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, and Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes. 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 13th in the South Pacific and 866th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 11 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • 2 days ago: Sockpuppetistan lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, the commercialisation of highly deadly weapons has instilled Sockpuppetistan with a very polite populace.
  • 3 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • 6 days ago: Sockpuppetistan fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • 7 days ago: Sockpuppetistan was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in Sockpuppetistan, soldiers with colourful mohawks make themselves perfect targets for snipers.

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