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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 999th Most Influential: 3,782nd Most Secular: 5,130th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
We Will Endure
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Sockmanland

Population331 million

CapitalCallipoli

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Sockmanland is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 331 million Sockmanlandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Callipoli. The average income tax rate is 57.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sockmanlandian economy, worth 28.1 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 84,940 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Callipoli spends billions upgrading public transport, Sockmanlandian companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sockmanland's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sockmanland is ranked 28,144th in the world and 1,514th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 68.64 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 999thTop
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Most Influential: 3,782ndMost Secular: 5,130thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,795thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,446thMost Pacifist: 11,451st
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Most Secular: 281st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 432nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 613th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 614th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 692nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, Sockmanlandian companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation.
  • : Sockmanland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, Callipoli spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, former gun owners are finding that brandishing paintball guns isn't as satisfying as the real thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Sockmanland, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 152 » El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Corfad, Sheldanada, Sunto, Sundred, Peldorn, Dar es Saalam, Guer Aike, Bayern-Straubing, Ikea Rike, Saturns Edge, Uganda Knuckles UK, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Acrabinnia, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, North Bratislava, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Lomjia, Pallaith, Shibutani, 1 very fast endotarter, Sinelona, Siwale, Napnomadia, Tappan Hills, Trillius, Pasargad, Egalico, Spartoptia, Dreadton, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Bananoonza, Kwaj, Afrille, Liberum Mundi, Tsardom of Leonlandia, and 102 others.PlanetPunk, New Bremerton, Selfgradatude, Abject Ludicrosity, Plangainer, Black Templares, Free Azzaca, Maott, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Sil Dorsett, New Pruessen, United Draconia, Agharya, Aeviternus, Azzarel, Antiyard, Aweland, Analomink, Advancia-Sizzletown, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aetulia, Axstahl, Aldros, Alice Gardens, Moubarakistan, Vikingiarchy, Wilkshire, Altivia, AltanUrag, Alyrria, Anna Airters, Arimbia, Arzenoa, Aeolist, Amerian States, Aratani, Buckerino, 2 and 2 is Fish, Ejhsa, Tire Sover, Ibiscaton, Shadowrik, Ethnon, General COE, Niradans, Sea Ghost, Wineclaw, Aroa, Ausnakulia, Fengate, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, British Pacific Islands, Centromuria, Camista, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Camarthen, Breduria, Blackphir, Babacar, Loutsland, Bananaaaaa, Central Ryal, Former English Colony, Apetopia, Calamazo, Brettenia, Beladev, Beta Centauri B3, Bidragistan, Catopia2, Bonjoura, Rynion, Test for a new hope, BrightFutures, Elder Realms, Carler, Changjo, Castle Federation, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Kuveria, Ara Antrizuls, Valhalla123, The Black Cathedral, Zokk, Beta Cyndriel, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Arquan, Joodey, Kobagia, Zumlandia, Samog, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Thoresonistan, and Steraz.

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