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The Republic of South Skorm

“Omg Zerg Rush !”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Nordenia

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The Republic of South Skorm is a massive, economically powerful nation, ruled by Lee Protoss with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 4.555 billion South Skormians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarsonis City. The average income tax rate is 16%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing industries.

Colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions, cities are engulfed by smog, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Skorm's national animal is the The Zerg, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Starcraft, and its currency is the South Skorm.

South Skorm is ranked 2nd in Nordenia and 64,630th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -27 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 20 days ago

  • 2 days 14 hours ago: South Skorm's influence in Nordenia rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • 6 days ago: South Skorm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 days ago: South Skorm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 8 days ago: South Skorm fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 13 days ago: South Skorm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 16 days ago: South Skorm fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • 17 days ago: South Skorm fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Avoided.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in South Skorm, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in South Skorm, citizens simply have to point a weapon at a government official to get what they want.
  • 21 days ago: South Skorm's influence in Nordenia rose from "Power" to "Superpower".

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