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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,790thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,487thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,727th
The Holy Red State of
Libertarian Police State Slightly Overzealous Peoples Democracy
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Skogatopia

Population1.447 billion

CapitalSkogatopia City
LeaderThe Council of Skoglunators
Faithe

CurrencyDCI Bid
Animalbat

The Holy Red State of Skogatopia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Council of Skoglunators with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.447 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 194 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 37,639th in the world and 59th in Spiritus for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 53.09 Whatever.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,790thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,487thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,727thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,960thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,967thMost Armed: 12,275thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,447thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,566thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,818thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,396thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,691stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,263rdLargest Governments: 16,473rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,713thLargest Black Market: 16,762ndMost Developed: 16,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,216thMost Influential: 17,517thMost Efficient Economies: 18,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,345thHighest Average Incomes: 18,372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 19,130thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,531stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,543rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionNudest: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest 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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