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Rudest Citizens: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 190thHighest Disposable Incomes: 226th
The Semi-anarchist commonwealth of
Civil Rights Lovefest Nation-Hating Hippies
No gods, no masters, no hangovers. Only refreshment!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Skyhooked

Population11.075 billion

CapitalSkyhooked City
LeaderShawn Bjornson
FaithRefreshment Cult

CurrencyKrona
AnimalParrot

The Semi-anarchist commonwealth of Skyhooked is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Shawn Bjornson with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and frequent executions. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 11.075 billion Skyhookedians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Law & Order and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skyhooked City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Skyhookedian economy, worth a remarkable 4,550 trillion Kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 410,905 Kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards, and the Parrot stadiums are open 24/7. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Skyhooked's national animal is the Parrot, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Refreshment Cult.

Skyhooked is ranked 663rd in the world and 20th in the Rejected Realms for Most Armed, with 25.96 Weapons Per Person.

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Rudest Citizens: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 190thHighest Disposable Incomes: 226thMost Cheerful Citizens: 293rdMost Cultured: 352ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 376thLargest Gambling Industry: 432ndMost Inclusive: 432ndMost Rebellious Youth: 489thMost Scientifically Advanced: 523rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 550thHighest Poor Incomes: 555thHighest Crime Rates: 571stLargest Publishing Industry: 600thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 614thMost Armed: 663rdHighest Average Incomes: 697thLargest Retail Industry: 730thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 906thFattest Citizens: 913thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 950thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,043rdSmartest Citizens: 1,120thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,326thMost Efficient Economies: 1,555thHighest Drug Use: 2,052ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,289thHighest Economic Output: 2,425thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,589thNicest Citizens: 2,681stLargest Governments: 4,662ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,720thLargest Black Market: 5,655thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,602ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,866thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,050thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,793rdNudest: 10,333rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,694thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,393rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,730thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 14,766thMost Secular: 14,848thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,217thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,265thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,488thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,876th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionFattest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Governments: 116th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 128th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 137th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 144th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 146th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 160th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 181st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 269th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 284th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 360th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 385th in the regionMost Politically Free: 415th in the regionNudest: 455th in the regionMost Secular: 483rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 484th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 509th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 662nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 695th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Skyhooked, the Parrot stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Skyhooked, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Skyhooked's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Skyhooked's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Skyhooked was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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