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The Rogue Nation of The Skoopers

“Skoop, that's about it...”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Refugia

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The Skoopers

Population102 million

CurrencySkoop
AnimalSkoopigator

The Rogue Nation of The Skoopers is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, pith helmet sales, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, devout population of 102 million Skoopers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 14.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient a Skooper economy, worth 4.21 trillion Skoops a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,317 Skoops, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers, and frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Skoopers's national animal is the Skoopigator, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Skoopers is ranked 63,867th in the world and 141st in Refugia for Most Beautiful Environments, with 598.95 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 23,447th
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Highest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all.
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : The Skoopers lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : The Skoopers published "National Anthem" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
  • : The Skoopers was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in The Skoopers, all prisons have been eliminated.

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