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Largest Gambling Industry: 8,290thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,098th
The Borderlands of
Right-wing Utopia
Democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Some

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Skyggeheim

Population3.688 billion

CurrencySkygge
AnimalPanther

The Borderlands of Skyggeheim is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.688 billion Skyggeheimians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.8%.

The thriving Skyggeheimian economy, worth 309 trillion Skygges a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is 84,010 Skygges, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 294,447 per year while the poor average 17,397, a ratio of 16.9 to 1.

Children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', and the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?'. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force. Skyggeheim's national animal is the Panther.

Skyggeheim is ranked 13,556th in the world and 396th in Osiris for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 119.11 on the Hayek Index.

Top
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 8,290thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,098thTop
10%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,556thLargest Retail Industry: 15,486thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,223rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,776th
Top
5%
Largest Insurance Industry: 384th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 392nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 396th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 619th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 649th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 820th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skyggeheim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Skyggeheim's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Skyggeheim's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Skyggeheim was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Skyggeheim was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Skyggeheim ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Skyggeheim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Skyggeheim's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Skyggeheim was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Skyggeheim's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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