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The Republic of Sockmanland

“We Will Endure”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Sockmanland

Population494 million

CapitalCallipoli

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Republic of Sockmanland is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 494 million Sockmanlandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Callipoli. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sockmanlandian economy, worth 46.1 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,385 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, and the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sockmanland's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sockmanland is ranked 134th in the world and 118th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 401 Valid Endorsements.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 134thTop
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Most Influential: 2,371stMost Secular: 4,268thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,360thMost Pacifist: 7,445thTop
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Safest: 10,613thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,821stMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,848thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,230thBest Weather: 14,781st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Secular: 226th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 396th in the regionMost Pacifist: 432nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 506th in the regionSafest: 574th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 634th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 400 » El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Corfad, Sheldanada, Sunto, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Guer Aike, Ikea Rike, Saturns Edge, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Acrabinnia, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, North Bratislava, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Newpromisedland, Lomjia, Pallaith, Shibutani, 1 very fast endotarter, Sinelona, Siwale, Napnomadia, Tappan Hills, Trillius, Pasargad, Egalico, Spartoptia, Dreadton, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Bananoonza, Kwaj, Afrille, Liberum Mundi, Tsardom of Leonlandia, PlanetPunk, New Bremerton, Selfgradatude, and 350 others.Abject Ludicrosity, Plangainer, Black Templares, Free Azzaca, Maott, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Sil Dorsett, New Pruessen, United Draconia, Agharya, Aeviternus, Azzarel, Antiyard, Aweland, Analomink, Advancia-Sizzletown, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aetulia, Axstahl, Aldros, Alice Gardens, Moubarakistan, Wilkshire, Altivia, AltanUrag, Alyrria, Anna Airters, Arimbia, Arzenoa, Aeolist, Amerian States, Aratani, Buckerino, 2 and 2 is Fish, Ejhsa, Tire Sover, Ibiscaton, Shadowrik, Ethnon, General COE, Niradans, Sea Ghost, Wineclaw, Aroa, Ausnakulia, Fengate, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, British Pacific Islands, Centromuria, Camista, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Camarthen, Breduria, Blackphir, Babacar, Loutsland, Bananaaaaa, Central Ryal, Former English Colony, Apetopia, Calamazo, Brettenia, Beladev, Beta Centauri B3, Catopia2, Bonjoura, Rynion, Test for a new hope, BrightFutures, Elder Realms, Changjo, Castle Federation, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Kuveria, Ara Antrizuls, Valhalla123, The Black Cathedral, Zokk, Beta Cyndriel, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Arquan, Joodey, Kobagia, Zumlandia, Samog, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Steraz, Banabistan, Alpinea, Alcaryia, Cors Evia, Austurasia, Chilean 1st Reich, Chukstik Illahi, Conservative State of Poland, Alepuble, Brivlan, Amaganset, Choistan, Australente, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Coprianus, Bopolisc, Cobrakia, Antityranicals, Cyrenayca, Copria, Bearical, Gilakistan, Ecronentia, Debussy, Fascist Democracy, Free Culture, Dicko, Elestrum, Detrivania, Eylstadt Izetta, Empy, Eastalandia, Eternal Dreams, Drusselstein, Dopeland420, Enworbia, Daiz, David Davidson, Federalania, Kalimora Aire, Helix Labs, Kalatona, Humptalumpta, Get Away From Me, Idumetala, Karazan, Hatakulamatakatak, Great Javadwipa, Heken, Ice and Tinian, Habanan, Ieprus, Ilisseia, Minuda, Indiana Hoosier nation, Lanorth, Lorigia, Montarc, Miruma, Kosackia, Holy Marcus Empire, Eslua, Moisus, Longsword01, Lamuell, Lower Nubia, Malta Comino Gozo, Great japanese islands, Moose repupblic, LostLegion, JAOECW536, Manticore utopia, Lemonbiscuits, Kenatara, Meso Land, Kuruti, Heminaw, Dadastan Archipelago, Cloydicia, Kubrostavsria, Kulgatha, Ischyri Thelis, Lazadonil, Marmiedon, Kolorland, Kokomo Island, Miamington, Landnovia, Foraldn, Ostrolia, Island States of Skelldia, Medicas, Makudu, Elgaland-Vargaland, Gliese Minor, Livingstone, Mesherica, Mercandia, Dylanana, Marxist Luxembourg, Penrith, Pleroma Sans Romans, Felpolandia, Cinnibar, Esplandia, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Kelvaros Prime, Diodone, Mount Timbers, Vincone Cae, Musselshell, Mariadne, Runeda, Utopicican, Fizban, Magorostan, Alsace and Lorraine United, Lezzbo, McDonaldsland, Princely Irbis, Lordelles, Etrurica, Old Emporia, Rosewood-, Pinguioris, Prydania, Dramanian, Orven, Leibeland, Nordic-British Union, Narwhal, Partax, Oktavio, Pragati, Baldova, PembrokeLand, Proov583, Death By Astonishment, Necromonia, Phualand, Marijuana Haven, Lader Draia, Northern Glory, Contani, New Austra, Orado, Neo Hungarica, Planes, Phoronu, Juggernautilus, Seenvorland, Palisede, Nortopenesenia, Pauliestien, Orenmark, Keelut, Revolutionary Sealand, Panama Coalition, The Tampa Bay Rays, Concordare, New Phyrreus, Romania-Moldavia, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Republic remmnant, North Armatas, Jean-Paul Sartre, Scrubbertalia, Shayan, Rescadra, Sankami, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, The Norion, Gooood Tiiimes, Fractured Ribs, SORT, Sunaiya, Supercarriers, The Panamanian Union, Equine Dues, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Seven Shed Skins, Thoven, New Lakemba, The Union of Workers Councils, Photosphere Chromosphere and Corona, The Jerichowan Country, Rydeum, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Troopersorder66, Scrisix, The Discipled, The Austro Germanic Union, The West United States, Saint Alaric, The Windmilluminati, The English Alliance, Sheldony, Scouria, Subjugators, The AP Republic, San Isandro, The Bureaucratic Territories, Amauri, Western Vapia, Soviet Terran, New Octicarg, Viridiann, Wunderstrafanstalt, Venezuelia, Yabkhu, The Gamer Party, Velly, United States of Americanas, Yugobatania, Tianqing, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, East Wushen, Union of the Oriental States, Laynekraine, Yraipotnoj, Warsaw-Halicz, The Most Freedom Ever, Yukti, Danejun, United States of Medford, Wisconsota, The Iron Lions, Arkenistan, WhyNotRepublic, Walist, Walter Jackson, United Kahndaq, Wooleystan, Solidair, Pradovnia, Jefffliu, Malvad, Youm suki mo, PotatoFarmers, Scientific empire, Valtenia, New Flos, Ausveria, Tarr-Nation, Vexilia, San Xavier, Saugeria, Rocra Solast, The Ered Engrin, Storland, Zupla, Plymouthia, Geezistan, and Staniel.

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