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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 712th Most Influential: 1,052nd Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,401st
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
No don't quote me on that
Mr King Dude
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Island States of Skelldia

Population3.786 billion

CapitalJosť
LeaderMr King Dude

CurrencyArrum
AnimalSkelldian fox

The Commonwealth of Island States of Skelldia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mr King Dude with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 3.786 billion Skelldians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Josť. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Skelldian economy, worth 494 trillion Arrums 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 130,659 Arrums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic, imitation is the sincerest form of felony, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Island States of Skelldia's national animal is the Skelldian fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Island States of Skelldia is ranked 8,821st in the world and 540th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.9 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 712thMost Influential: 1,052ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,401stMost Pacifist: 3,279thSafest: 3,718thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,626thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,812thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,854thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,061stBest Weather: 5,085thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,265thLowest Crime Rates: 5,371stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,372ndNicest Citizens: 5,474thHealthiest Citizens: 5,664thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,761stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,796thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,359thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,486thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,527thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,426thSmartest Citizens: 7,636thMost Cultured: 7,817thTop
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Most Inclusive: 8,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,503rdMost Developed: 8,821stLargest Governments: 8,881stMost Income Equality: 9,093rdMost Secular: 9,978thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,146thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,616thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,213thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,834th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 162nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 197th in the regionSafest: 218th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 241st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 260th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 265th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 277th in the regionBest Weather: 278th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 282nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 293rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 293rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 300th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 308th in the regionNicest Citizens: 318th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 322nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 338th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 347th in the regionMost Cultured: 399th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 414th in the regionMost Influential: 431st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 436th in the regionLargest Governments: 459th in the regionMost Income Equality: 476th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 485th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 503rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 508th in the regionMost Secular: 537th in the regionMost Developed: 540th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 584th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 659th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 700th in the regionMost Stationary: 752nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 767th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, imitation is the sincerest form of felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Arrums of property damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in Island States of Skelldia, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 183 » Siwale, Corfad, Former English Colony, Sunto, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, PlanetPunk, Buckerino, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Kylesburgh, Bayern-Straubing, Highton Islands, Koda-Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Californian Redwood, Shibutani, Frances Francis the First of France, Shin-Hachioji, Sil Dorsett, Ilisseia, Pallaith, The Gamer Party, Tredano, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Selfgradatude, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Diodone, Atain, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, SORT, Guslantis, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Wodan, Maott, Moubarakistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, and 133 others.Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, New Trisone, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Arstungry, New Bremerton, Babacar, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, Federation Terra Australis, Buschgardensburg, Niradans, General COE, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, United Kahndaq, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Amauri, Cloydicia, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Ka Ching, Ninjak30, Hong Kong Empire, Lunallian, Black Templares, Outer Egorniand, SillyString, The Pantheons, Unsophisticate, Zumlandia, The South Falls, Yukti, New Eleria, Warsaw-Halicz, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Steraz, Pasargad, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Asgardira, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Ostrinios, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Pacificao, Ara Antrizuls, Justanistan, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Joodey, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, SchoolHouse Rock, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Partax, Zemnaya Svoboda, Orven, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Kulgatha, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Sea Ghost, Haor Chall, Trillius, Marijuana Haven, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Astronomical, Pleroma Sans Romans, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Apetopia, Lomjia, Aratani, Thiammyalllaland, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Legendsland, Vikingiarchy, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Republic of New Atlantis, Prydania, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, North Altatude, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, Loli County, Eriadni, Miruma, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Glurponia, Abject Ludicrosity, Xzavia-Hjar, Wizarda, and Samog.

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