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Most Income Equality: 2,773rd
The State of
Democratic Socialists
Hail the Red Star!
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Average

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Sokanun

Population2.152 billion

CapitalErnerus
LeaderStulka Anoya
FaithRed Dwarf Followship

CurrencyDye
AnimalBlackspot Moth

The State of Sokanun is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Stulka Anoya with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 2.152 billion Molles 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 Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ernerus. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Mollic economy, worth 37.4 trillion Dyes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 17,361 Dyes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", the fattest folk in Sokanun look to be the happiest ones, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, and the lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sokanun's national animal is the Blackspot Moth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Red Dwarf Followship.

Sokanun is ranked 52,017th in the world and 2nd in Appreciation Station for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 43.68 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 2,773rd
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Safest: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sokanun changed its national animal to "Blackspot Moth", its capital to "Ernerus", its currency to "Dye", its demonym to "Molle", its demonym adjective to "Mollic", its faith to "Red Dwarf Followship", its leader to "Stulka Anoya", its motto to "Hail the Red Star!", and its nation type to "State".
  • : Sokanun altered its national flag.
  • : Sokanun altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, the lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, the fattest folk in Sokanun look to be the happiest ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Sokanun changed its national faith to "The Constant Change" and its leader to "AAH-NEX-Nexus".
  • : Following new legislation in Sokanun, Stulka Anoya has just been declared ruler of Sokanun in an international press conference.

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