The People's Snowy Republic of Samozaryadnyastan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Incumbent of the People Joachim Ivanov with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 9.418 billion Samozaryadnyastanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Samozniy-Sapphire. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Samozaryadnyastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,290 trillion Samozniy Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,050 Samozniy Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The government seizes all major gold finds, postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Samozaryadnyastan's national animal is the Samozniy Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Brotherhood of UltraScience.
Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago
- 10 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- 30 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan's influence in Sapphire rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 45 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan's influence in Sapphire rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
- 66 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan's influence in Sapphire fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
- 70 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- 84 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- 89 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 93 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 10%).
- 95 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 98 days ago: Samozaryadnyastan lodged a message on the Sapphire Regional Message Board.
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