The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and notable for its public floggings, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 17.411 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 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but underdeveloped SOAD Musician economy, worth 868 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 49,875 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: 19 hours ago
- 2 days 14 hours ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Kingdom of Nansania.
- 3 days 2 hours ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
- 4 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Nomadic Peoples of Red Hands.
- 5 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 10%).
- 8 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Republic of Purple Atlantis.
- 11 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Kingdom of West Gensokyo.
- 16 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Empire of Gundai.
- 17 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- 22 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
Endorsements Received: 33 » Rex Republic, Solleana, Coreras, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Seranis, Randomain, The imperial state of Japan, The Soylent Green Party, Tzo, Chronopolice, Earth Federation, Dustwind, FreeGunsForAll, Kokkinostan, Spncrgmn, Blogotopia, Richecstan, Nojia, New gillingham, Valentina Volkova, Aersoldorf, Gitchie Manito, Ilha Rongo Koa, The Peach Islands, Germanahii, AdyLand, Zumwalt, The United Dog Days Providence, Hopetown, Steidenland, West Gensokyo, Red Hands, and Nansania.