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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,939thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,810thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,434th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
We're boned
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Skellotpia

Population1.239 billion

CapitalSkull Island
LeaderLord Sir William Sr the Third
FaithHumerus

CurrencyBones
AnimalBee

The Empire of Skellotpia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Sir William Sr the Third with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 1.239 billion Skellotpians 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 Skull Island. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Skellotpian economy, worth 118 trillion Boneses 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 Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is 95,884 Boneses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, and electricians spend more time in school than doctors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skellotpia's national animal is the Bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Humerus.

Skellotpia is ranked 182,201st in the world and 5,857th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -6 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,939thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,810thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,434thMost Devout: 4,640thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,868thNudest: 5,300thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,394thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,137thNicest Citizens: 6,274thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,500thMost Pacifist: 6,771stSafest: 6,934thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,707thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,048thBest Weather: 9,131stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,388thLowest Crime Rates: 9,496thMost Inclusive: 9,547thHealthiest Citizens: 9,824thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,083rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,181stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,258thTop
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Largest Governments: 11,286thMost Cultured: 11,392ndMost Income Equality: 11,830thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,973rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,238thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,295thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,563rdSmartest Citizens: 16,706thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,753rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,383rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 66th in the regionMost Devout: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 102nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rd in the regionNudest: 105th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 120th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 149th in the regionNicest Citizens: 153rd in the regionSafest: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 166th in the regionMost Pacifist: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 210th in the regionBest Weather: 212th in the regionLargest Governments: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 223rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 224th in the regionMost Cultured: 230th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Inclusive: 245th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 282nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 288th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 373rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 382nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 389th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 437th in the regionMost Income Equality: 519th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 585th in the regionMost Developed: 626th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skellotpia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, electricians spend more time in school than doctors.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, children as young as eight can present logical proofs for the existence of the afterlife.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Skellotpia.
  • : Skellotpia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Skellotpia, embarrassed police officers wear spandex and carry net guns.

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