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The Sovereign Republic of East Skirsburg

“A tree does not fall with the first blow”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Forest

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Sovereign Republic of East Skirsburg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The Northeastern Council with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.551 billion Eastern Skirsburgians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Svinsk. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient East Skirsburgian economy, worth 230 trillion Skirsburgian Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 148,637 Skirsburgian Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, and protests are legal but strictly supervised. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Skirsburg's national animal is the Skirsburgian Mustang, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Skirsburg is ranked 223,602nd in the world and 411th in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -431.24 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,078thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,105thMost Pacifist: 5,513thMost Inclusive: 6,809thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,334thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,903rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,962ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,972ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,286thNicest Citizens: 8,448thMost Developed: 9,860thMost Influential: 10,641stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,807thSmartest Citizens: 10,939thTop
Highest Food Quality: 11,820thLargest Retail Industry: 12,135thHealthiest Citizens: 12,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,625thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,829thLargest Governments: 13,469thHighest Average Incomes: 14,630thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,721stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,239thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,668thLowest Crime Rates: 17,474thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,576thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,633rdBest Weather: 21,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,473rdLargest Welfare Programs: 22,981st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the region

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