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The Commonwealth of Glorious Stocking

“Absolute Territory”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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Glorious Stocking

Population2.054 billion

CapitalAberdeen
LeaderLord Curry of Kirkharle
FaithCynicism

CurrencySimoleons
AnimalFrog

The Commonwealth of Glorious Stocking is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lord Curry of Kirkharle with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.054 billion Stockingians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aberdeen. The average income tax rate is 76.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Stockingian economy, worth 372 trillion Simoleons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 181,417 Simoleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

The beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', and the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Glorious Stocking's national animal is the Frog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cynicism.

Glorious Stocking is ranked 101,384th in the world and 4,507th in Lazarus for Most Income Equality, scoring 26.13 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,241stMost Secular: 4,620thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,057thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,248thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,262ndRudest Citizens: 5,440thMost Efficient Economies: 6,131stMost Developed: 6,523rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,596thLargest Retail Industry: 6,934thSmartest Citizens: 7,111thHighest Average Incomes: 7,602ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,606thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,980thTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,890thSafest: 8,899thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,095thLargest Governments: 9,161stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,870thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,495thLowest Crime Rates: 11,990thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,987thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,541stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,000thMost Cultured: 14,064thNudest: 14,147thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,140thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,245thMost Influential: 15,680thHealthiest Citizens: 16,303rdMost Inclusive: 16,693rd
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5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 187th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 192nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 238th in the regionMost Secular: 242nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 257th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 290th in the regionMost Developed: 328th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 390th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 395th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 405th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 419th in the regionMost Influential: 441st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 479th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 504th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 519th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 519th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 520th in the regionSafest: 532nd in the regionLargest Governments: 549th in the regionNudest: 593rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 681st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 705th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 711th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Glorious Stocking was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.
  • : Glorious Stocking was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, refugees from other nations are flocking to Glorious Stocking's border.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.

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