The People's Snowy Republic of Samozaryadnyastan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Incumbent of the People Joachim Ivanov with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 10.315 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 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Samozaryadnyastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,414 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,167 Samozniy Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 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.
Samozaryadnyastan is ranked 2nd in Sapphire and 6,485th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 395 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- : Samozaryadnyastan was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from The Atlans Union of The Sarudin, infecting 1 million survivors.
- : Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- : Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- : Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- : Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
- : Samozaryadnyastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
- : Samozaryadnyastan lodged a message on the Sapphire Regional Message Board.
- : Samozaryadnyastan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibiting Animal Abuse".
- : Samozaryadnyastan fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
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