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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 614th Most Influential: 1,004th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,313th
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
No don't quote me on that
Mr King Dude
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Island States of Skelldia

Population4.34 billion

CapitalJosť
LeaderMr King Dude

CurrencyArrum
AnimalSkelldian fox

The Commonwealth of Island States of Skelldia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mr King Dude with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.34 billion Skelldians 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 Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Josť. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Skelldian economy, worth 572 trillion Arrums 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 131,997 Arrums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, there's a bright dawn ahead for Island States of Skelldia, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Island States of Skelldia's national animal is the Skelldian fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Island States of Skelldia is ranked 11,978th in the world and 515th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,091.56 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 614thMost Influential: 1,004thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,313thSafest: 3,253rdMost Pacifist: 3,270thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,323rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,451stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,726thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,074thLowest Crime Rates: 5,134thNicest Citizens: 5,145thBest Weather: 5,182ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,375thHealthiest Citizens: 5,502ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,514thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,704thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,726thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,003rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,102ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,544thSmartest Citizens: 7,412thMost Inclusive: 7,537thMost Cultured: 7,620thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,353rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,372ndMost Income Equality: 8,656thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,124thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,253rdMost Secular: 9,451stMost Developed: 9,557thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,978thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,578thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,767th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 146th in the regionSafest: 165th in the regionMost Pacifist: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 201st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 202nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 243rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 249th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 253rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 259th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 278th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 279th in the regionBest Weather: 280th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 282nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 287th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 301st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 336th in the regionMost Cultured: 355th in the regionMost Influential: 378th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 405th in the regionLargest Governments: 414th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 420th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 429th in the regionMost Inclusive: 444th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 463rd in the regionMost Secular: 488th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 492nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 515th in the regionMost Developed: 543rd in the regionMost Stationary: 639th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 670th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 723rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 800th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 197 » Siwale, Corfad, Former English Colony, Sunto, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Buckerino, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Highton Islands, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Shin-Hachioji, Sil Dorsett, Ilisseia, Pallaith, The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Selfgradatude, Sacrento, Diodone, Atain, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, SORT, Guslantis, Ethnon, Wodan, Maott, Moubarakistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, and 147 others.Arstungry, New Bremerton, Babacar, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, Federation Terra Australis, Buschgardensburg, Niradans, General COE, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, United Kahndaq, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Amauri, Cloydicia, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ninjak30, Hong Kong Empire, Lunallian, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Yukti, Warsaw-Halicz, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Steraz, Pasargad, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Asgardira, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Partax, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Jasminlandia, Kulgatha, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Sea Ghost, Haor Chall, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Astronomical, Pleroma Sans Romans, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Legendsland, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Republic of New Atlantis, Prydania, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, United Non-Southern American Empire, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Seenvorland, Concordare, Dramanian, Ostrolia, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Orado, Wisconsota, New Flos, Arkenistan, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Logic and Rationality, Zokk, Frie Annium, Miruma, Juggernautilus, The Stratosphere Islands, Tamgu, Delmak, Alusten, Great Robertia, Ponantine, Racoda, Tellavinna, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Altamonte, Darcania, Prevaland, Gorundu, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Serendipita Martia, Clan Spaniel, and Kranostav.

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