The Very Lovely Sultanate of
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[first 12 notes of Dixie]
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The Very Lovely Sultanate of Splang is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Master of the Ordnance with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.019 billion Splangians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. The income tax rate is 100%.

The large but stagnant Splangian economy, worth 329 trillion eyebrows a year, is driven entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 15,671 eyebrows, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens select which government department gets their income tax eyebrows each year, strategic bombers are being converted into preschools, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Splang's national animal is the armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Splang is ranked 1st in Oop North and 127,060th in the world for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -16 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 12 hours ago

  • 14 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • 20 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
  • 23 days ago: Splang's influence in Oop North rose from "Minnow" to "Hermit".
  • 23 days ago: Splang relocated from Lazarus to Oop North.
  • 23 days ago: Splang founded the region Oop North.
  • 23 days ago: Splang was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 181 days ago: Splang ceased to exist.
  • 190 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 10%).
  • 221 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 226 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.


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