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Most Stationary: 1,254th Largest Populations: 3,751st Most Influential: 16,567th
The Principality of
Democratic Socialists
I need flip flops
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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Sandy Shoes

Population23.267 billion

Currencydollar
Animalbadger

The Principality of Sandy Shoes is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 23.267 billion Sandy Shoesians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Sandy Shoesian economy, worth 683 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 29,382 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have been outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sandy Shoes's national animal is the badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sandy Shoes is ranked 151,380th in the world and 38th in Florida for Most Pro-Market, scoring -79 on the Rand Index.

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Most Stationary: 1,254thTop
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Largest Populations: 3,751stTop
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Most Influential: 16,567thLargest Black Market: 16,795th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the region

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  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Sandy Shoes's influence in Florida rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sandy Shoes lodged a message on the Florida Regional Message Board.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Stationary.

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