The Democratic States of Sociatoa is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its national health service. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 335 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 100% and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk.
People are moving into treehouses in record numbers, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Sociatoa after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Protests are legal but strictly supervised, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists. People are moving into treehouses in record numbers [industries are not allowed to pollute at all or use pesticides]. Recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable [every person regardless of sexual orientation is encouraged to join the military]. Protests are legal but strictly supervised. The government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists.
Cars are banned from built-up areas. Max Barry is this year's [fashion show winner] Miss Sociatoa. The study of medicine is popular throughout Sociatoa. The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. copyright laws have been abolished [Thepiratebay is promoted as national pirate site]. Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
Programs of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, untold millions of credits are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme, and the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, and people can be seen going about their business stark naked. Crime is totally unknown.
Sociatoa's national animal is the donkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the credit. Sociatoa is ranked 52,753rd in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector. Sociatoa is ranked 6th in the region and 30,990th in the world for Laxest Drug Laws. Sociatoa is ranked 1st in the region and 53,078th in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.