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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:
Average
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Island States of Skelldia

Population4.329 billion

CapitalJosť
LeaderMr King Dude

CurrencyArrum
AnimalSkelldian fox

The Commonwealth of Island States of Skelldia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mr King Dude with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.329 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 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Skelldian economy, worth 571 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 major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 131,997 Arrums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, there's a bright dawn ahead for Island States of Skelldia, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake. 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 42,439th in the world and 2,234th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 3,227.14 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 613thMost Influential: 1,000thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,292ndSafest: 3,246thMost Pacifist: 3,273rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,310thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,452ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,064thLowest Crime Rates: 5,133rdNicest Citizens: 5,152ndBest Weather: 5,180thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,253rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,377thHealthiest Citizens: 5,498thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,502ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,706thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,725thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,006thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,097thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,543rdSmartest Citizens: 7,413thMost Inclusive: 7,533rdMost Cultured: 7,628thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,352ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,357thMost Income Equality: 8,618thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,106thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,283rdMost Secular: 9,449thMost Developed: 9,566thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,994thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,577thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,794th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 144th in the regionSafest: 165th in the regionMost Pacifist: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 200th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 202nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 238th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 243rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 253rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 257th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 278th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 280th in the regionNicest Citizens: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 282nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 285th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 302nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 329th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 334th in the regionMost Cultured: 356th in the regionMost Influential: 376th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 404th in the regionLargest Governments: 415th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 422nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 429th in the regionMost Inclusive: 444th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 461st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 489th in the regionMost Secular: 491st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 513th in the regionMost Developed: 547th in the regionMost Stationary: 642nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 673rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 726th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 197 » Siwale, Corfad, Former English Colony, Sunto, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Buckerino, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Highton Islands, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Shin-Hachioji, Sil Dorsett, Ilisseia, Pallaith, The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Selfgradatude, Sacrento, Diodone, Atain, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, SORT, Guslantis, Ethnon, Wodan, Maott, Moubarakistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, and 147 others.Arstungry, New Bremerton, Babacar, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, Federation Terra Australis, Buschgardensburg, Niradans, General COE, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, United Kahndaq, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Amauri, Cloydicia, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ninjak30, Hong Kong Empire, Lunallian, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Yukti, Warsaw-Halicz, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Steraz, Pasargad, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Asgardira, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Egalico, Solmetria, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Partax, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Jasminlandia, Kulgatha, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Sea Ghost, Haor Chall, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Astronomical, Pleroma Sans Romans, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Lomjia, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Legendsland, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Republic of New Atlantis, Prydania, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, Sockmanland, United Non-Southern American Empire, Utopicican, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Seenvorland, Concordare, Dramanian, Ostrolia, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Orado, Wisconsota, New Flos, Arkenistan, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Logic and Rationality, Zokk, Frie Annium, Miruma, Juggernautilus, The Stratosphere Islands, Tamgu, Delmak, Alusten, Great Robertia, Ponantine, Racoda, Tellavinna, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Altamonte, Darcania, Prevaland, Gorundu, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Serendipita Martia, and Clan Spaniel.

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