The Democratic States of South Stockton is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its public floggings, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 397 million South Stocktonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Rudy. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient South Stocktonian economy, worth 20.7 trillion Dollars 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 dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 52,258 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, SS-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and economic planning is exalted as a human art form. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Stockton's national animal is the Alligator, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : South Stockton changed its national capital to "Port Rudy" and its nation type to "Democratic States".
- : South Stockton voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, economic planning is exalted as a human art form.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
- : South Stockton was endorsed by The Grand Federation of Xentherida.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, SS-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
- : Following new legislation in South Stockton, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
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