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The The Equal Peoples of The Skoopers

“Skoop, that's about it...”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Refugia

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The The Equal Peoples of The Skoopers is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by High Skoop Skop Skoopson with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, public floggings, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.145 billion Skoop are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skoopville. The average income tax rate is 23.0%.

The strong Skoop economy, worth 80.5 trillion Skoops 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. 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 70,292 Skoops, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, women tell their friends they've been on crash diets rather than admit they were pregnant and have had terminations, High Skoop Skop Skoopson signs the laws but abides by none of them, and urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Skoopers's national animal is the Skoop, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Holy Church of Skoop.

The Skoopers is ranked 152,477th in the world and 330th in Refugia for Smartest Citizens, with 26.93 quips per hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6,671stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 19,168thMost Patriotic: 20,122ndMost Devout: 20,925th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the region

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