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Most Stationary: 1,114thLargest Populations: 3,544thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,606th
The Principality of
Democratic Socialists
I need flip flops
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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Sandy Shoes

Population26.704 billion

Currencydollar
Animalbadger

The Principality of Sandy Shoes is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 26.704 billion Sandy Shoesians 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 Welfare, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Sandy Shoesian economy, worth 784 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 29,360 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have been outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sandy Shoes's national animal is the badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sandy Shoes is ranked 72,237th in the world and 21st in Florida for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,193.91 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Stationary: 1,114thTop
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Largest Populations: 3,544thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18,606thMost Influential: 20,285thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,320thLargest Black Market: 23,503rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sandy Shoes's influence in Florida fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Sandy Shoes's influence in Florida rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Sandy Shoes's influence in Florida fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Sandy Shoes's influence in Florida rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 5% for Most Dead.
  • : Sandy Shoes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.

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