The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 17.237 billion SOAD Musicians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but underdeveloped SOAD Musician economy, worth 860 trillion drams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 49,919 drams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Most academic research has ground to a halt, soldiers have swapped their uniforms for prisonwear, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SOAD Music's national animal is the lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 1 hour ago
- 1 day 6 hours ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Protectorate of Maguai.
- 6 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Protectorate of Maguai.
- 6 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Empire of Aetur.
- 12 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The I-Empire of AdyLand.
- 20 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 20 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Islamic Social Republic of Germanahii.
- 22 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- 22 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 23 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
- 26 days ago: SOAD Music fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
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