by Max Barry

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Nudest: 99th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 214th Largest Agricultural Sector: 369th
The National Triumvirate of
Libertarian Police State
Liberty from Law; Freedom in Order
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Skappola

Population10.24 billion

CapitalPalatino
LeaderThe Republican Revival Council

CurrencyRepublican Aure
AnimalLion

The National Triumvirate of Skappola is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Republican Revival Council with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 10.24 billion Skappolans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palatino. The average income tax rate is 1.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skappolan economy, worth a remarkable 3,121 trillion Republican Aures 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, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 an amazing 304,877 Republican Aures, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship, children deemed 'disorderly' or otherwise unfit for public schools are shipped off to military academies, and the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Skappola's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Skappola is ranked 906th in the world and 1st in Shorecrestia for Highest Poor Incomes, with 194,151.01 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Nudest: 99thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 214thLargest Agricultural Sector: 369thHighest Disposable Incomes: 644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 782ndHighest Poor Incomes: 906thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 978thMost Cultured: 1,064thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,265thHighest Average Incomes: 1,284thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,343rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,380thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,421stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,529thMost Inclusive: 1,595thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,664thTop
5%
Smartest Citizens: 1,820thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,840thLargest Retail Industry: 2,018thMost Developed: 2,514thHighest Economic Output: 2,522ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,166thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,386thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,406thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,005thHighest Crime Rates: 4,975thNicest Citizens: 5,393rdMost Armed: 7,082ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,089thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,116thLargest Black Market: 8,168thTop
10%
Largest Governments: 9,847thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,671stMost Secular: 13,465thHighest Drug Use: 15,223rdLargest Populations: 15,724thMost Pacifist: 17,710th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skappola was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, the Top 5% for Largest Black Market, and the Top 10% for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Skappola was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Libertarian Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, children deemed 'disorderly' or otherwise unfit for public schools are shipped off to military academies.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, pausing for applause during a speech is seen as a form of censorship.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Skappola, only AI know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Skappola was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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