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The Rogue Nation of Miskatonic

“You Know What Must Be Done”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population925 million


Currencyunknowable unit
AnimalOld One

The Rogue Nation of Miskatonic is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 925 million Miskatonicians 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Peaslee. The average income tax rate is 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Miskatonician economy, worth 22.2 trillion unknowable units 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 24,014 unknowable units, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Peaslee Times is sold out, workers' complaints never reach central planning, and older citizens lament over the loss of law and order. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Miskatonic's national animal is the Old One, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Miskatonic is ranked 1,263rd in the world and 845th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 126 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,263rdTop
Most Influential: 3,469thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,445thMost Income Equality: 13,529thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,925thNicest Citizens: 14,469thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,013th
Least Corrupt Governments: 471st in the regionMost Politically Free: 587th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 669th in the regionMost Income Equality: 694th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Miskatonic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Miskatonic was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, workers' complaints never reach central planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Peaslee Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Miskatonic was endorsed by The Republic of Lindsaystan.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, billions of unknowable units are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, people have become comfortably numb.
  • : Following new legislation in Miskatonic, newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 126 » Alunya, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Malta Comino Gozo, PlanetPunk, Ozstan, Great Bights Mum, Guer Aike, Sundred, Sunto, Corfad, Egalico, North Bratislava, Napnomadia, Dar es Saalam, Sinelona, Koda-Land, Cloydicia, Notyoutopia, Kwaj, Shibutani, Tappan Hills, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Maott, Dreadton, Lunallian, Kasazzastan, Q w e r t y, New Bremerton, Ninjak30, Sheldanada, United Draconia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Solmetria, Ainsworth, Joodey, Torakuen, Sil Dorsett, Pasargad, Selfgradatude, Federation Terra Australis, Holy Oranz, Black Templares, Guslantis, The United States of Romania, and 76 others.Niradans, Spartoptia, New Pruessen, Buckerino, Ara Antrizuls, Wilkshire, Novare Res, Steraz, Ibiscaton, Ethnon, The Iron Lions, Saturns Edge, Siwale, Norostilors, Wineclaw, Zemnaya Svoboda, Amauri, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Misuvelia, Plangainer, Trillius, The Pantheons, Tsardom of Leonlandia, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Frances Francis the First of France, Ejhsa, Unsophisticate, Miruma, Haor Chall, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Valhalla123, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, North Altatude, The Black Cathedral, Elder Realms, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Loli County, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Eriadni, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Loutsland, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Utopicican, Penrith, Vincone Cae, Alsace and Lorraine United, Daiz, Runeda, Princely Irbis, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, and Lindsaystan.