by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,390thSafest: 8,992ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,277th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Padayon, Sokala!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population539 million

CapitalBondoc City

AnimalSokalan Red-nosed Koala

The Democratic Republic of Sokala is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and digital currency. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 539 million Sokalans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bondoc City. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sokalan economy, worth 47.5 trillion Nihils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 88,138 Nihils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, and the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sokala's national animal is the Sokalan Red-nosed Koala, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sokala is ranked 17,927th in the world and 534th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,502.56 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 3,390thSafest: 8,992ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,277thNicest Citizens: 13,142ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,249thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,414thMost Pacifist: 14,834thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,087thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,578thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,927thHealthiest Citizens: 18,160thMost Secular: 18,281stMost Inclusive: 18,976thBest Weather: 18,991st
Most Influential: 221st in the regionSafest: 289th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 383rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 395th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 432nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 439th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 457th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 534th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 534th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 549th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 553rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 557th in the regionMost Secular: 604th in the regionBest Weather: 612th in the regionMost Inclusive: 641st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 641st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 696th in the regionMost Developed: 750th in the regionMost Average: 769th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 787th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 798th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 799th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 802nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sokala resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Sokala was endorsed by The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
  • : Sokala was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, the derisively named "Morlocks of Moria" futilely demand time in the sun.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, the nation sends criminals home to think about what they did.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokala, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.


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