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The Commonwealth of Island States of Skelldia

“No don't quote me on that” Mr King Dude

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Island States of Skelldia

Population6.297 billion

CapitalJosť
LeaderMr King Dude

CurrencyArrum
AnimalSkelldian fox

The Commonwealth of Island States of Skelldia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Mr King Dude with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.297 billion Skelldians 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 Josť. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skelldian economy, worth 818 trillion Arrums 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 significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 129,984 Arrums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and state dairy cow's milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Island States of Skelldia's national animal is the Skelldian fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Island States of Skelldia is ranked 203,595th in the world and 8,943rd in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.35 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,037thMost Influential: 1,186thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,923rdSafest: 3,059thMost Pacifist: 3,585thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,132ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,424thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,483rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,496thBest Weather: 4,753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,764thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,897thLowest Crime Rates: 4,922ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,071stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,096thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,113thHealthiest Citizens: 5,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,417thNicest Citizens: 5,778thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,548thSmartest Citizens: 6,777thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,005thMost Cultured: 7,311thLargest Governments: 7,872ndMost Inclusive: 8,077thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,155thMost Developed: 8,422ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,705thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,197thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,012thMost Secular: 11,496thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,876thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,115thHighest Average Incomes: 18,772ndMost Stationary: 18,811th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 132nd in the regionSafest: 173rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 191st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 215th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 215th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 217th in the regionMost Pacifist: 217th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 236th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 246th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 247th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 250th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 257th in the regionBest Weather: 265th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 267th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 308th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 310th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 311th in the regionNicest Citizens: 331st in the regionMost Cultured: 369th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 388th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 433rd in the regionMost Stationary: 456th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 464th in the regionMost Influential: 476th in the regionMost Inclusive: 481st in the regionMost Income Equality: 509th in the regionMost Developed: 512th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 520th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 545th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 613th in the regionMost Secular: 645th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 658th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 704th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 719th in the regionLargest Populations: 830th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 872nd in the region

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