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The Very Lovely Sultanate of Splang

“[first 12 notes of Dixie]”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Oop North


The Very Lovely Sultanate of Splang is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Master of the Ordnance with a fair hand, and renowned for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The compassionate, intelligent population of 20.792 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

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. Splang's national animal is the armadillo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the eyebrow.

Splang is ranked 1st in Oop North and 117,526th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -36 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 24 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • 29 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 33 days ago: Splang lodged a message on the Oop North Regional Message Board.
  • 38 days ago: Splang was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality (last census: Top 5%).
  • 55 days ago: Splang's influence in Oop North rose from "Minnow" to "Hermit".
  • 55 days ago: Splang relocated from Osiris to Oop North.
  • 55 days ago: Splang founded the region Oop North.
  • 55 days ago: Splang was refounded in Osiris.
  • 313 days ago: Splang ceased to exist.
  • 328 days ago: Splang fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.


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