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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,782ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,494thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,741st
The Holy Red State of
Libertarian Police State Government-Enforced Political Correctness Society
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Skogatopia

Population1.442 billion

CapitalSkogatopia City
LeaderThe Council of Skoglunators
Faithe

CurrencyDCI Bid
Animalbat

The Holy Red State of Skogatopia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Council of Skoglunators with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.442 billion Skoglunds are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skogatopia City. The average income tax rate is 78.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Skogatopian economy, worth 193 trillion DCI Bids 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 an impressive 134,294 DCI Bids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, government forces are said to be deterred by signs reading "No Spam, Cold Callers or Central Government - Thank You", preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime, and conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Skogatopia's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is e.

Skogatopia is ranked 12,256th in the world and 21st in Spiritus for Most Armed, with 7.67 Weapons Per Person.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,782ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,494thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,741stMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,968thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,971stMost Armed: 12,256thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,460thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,581stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,820thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,390thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,707thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,273rdLargest Governments: 16,486thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,681stLargest Black Market: 16,777thMost Developed: 16,958thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,234thMost Influential: 17,509thMost Efficient Economies: 18,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,356thHighest Average Incomes: 18,395thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,077thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,583rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionNudest: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skogatopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Skogatopia was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Libertarian Police State".
  • : Skogatopia was endorsed by The Nomadic Peoples of Melodelica.
  • : Skogatopia was endorsed by The Republic of Colonalia.
  • : Skogatopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Skogatopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Skogatopia, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Skogatopia, preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime.
  • : Following new legislation in Skogatopia, government forces are said to be deterred by signs reading "No Spam, Cold Callers or Central Government - Thank You".
  • : Skogatopia's influence in Spiritus rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".

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