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The Commonwealth of Glorious Stocking

“Absolute Territory”

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

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Lazarus

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Glorious Stocking

Population2.675 billion

CapitalAberdeen
LeaderLord Curry of Kirkharle
FaithCynicism

CurrencySimoleons
AnimalFrog

The Commonwealth of Glorious Stocking is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Curry of Kirkharle with a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.675 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 79.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Stockingian economy, worth 488 trillion Simoleons a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 182,511 Simoleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, there's some really clean windows in Stockingian houses, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors. 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 8,121st in the world and 463rd in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 182,511.73 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
5%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,811thMost Efficient Economies: 4,650thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,047thMost Secular: 5,296thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,877thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,376thMost Developed: 6,579thSmartest Citizens: 6,663rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,510thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,639thRudest Citizens: 7,907thHighest Average Incomes: 8,121stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,215thLargest Governments: 8,735thSafest: 9,784thTop
10%
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,461stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,507thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,570thLowest Crime Rates: 11,816thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,040thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,760thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,433rdMost Cultured: 14,122ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,249thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,375thHealthiest Citizens: 14,542ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,730thMost Inclusive: 15,460thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,600thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,062ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,160th
Top
5%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 250th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 273rd in the regionMost Secular: 282nd in the regionMost Developed: 338th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 340th in the regionRudest Citizens: 366th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 386th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Publishing Industry: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 453rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 463rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 491st in the regionLargest Governments: 492nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 532nd in the regionSafest: 548th in the regionNudest: 585th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 587th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 615th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 626th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 633rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 659th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 706th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 730th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Glorious Stocking's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Glorious Stocking was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, and Safest.
  • : Glorious Stocking's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, there's some really clean windows in Stockingian houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Glorious Stocking, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations.
  • : Glorious Stocking relocated from Balder to Lazarus.
  • : Glorious Stocking was refounded in Balder.

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