“Peaceful, loving people against brutality.”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: 10000 Islands
The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.738 billion SOAD Musicians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 93%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
Citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, artists are pillars of society, SOAD Music's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, and the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. SOAD Music's national animal is the lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the dram.
Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago
- 4 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Corporate War Machine of The Bear Pits.
- 5 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Kingdom of LARF.
- 5 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The WA Puppet of FreeGunsForAll.
- 8 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Island Republic of Markanite.
- 9 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Island Republic of Mark.
- 9 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Goddess Relief Office of Anime Daisuki.
- 14 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
- 27 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 47 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 5%).
- 51 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
Endorsements Received: 23 » Kokkinostan, Rex Republic, Blogotopia, Anollasia, Solleana, Coreras, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Aeneasia, Seranis, Nubpryton, Randomain, Hayden Island, The imperial state of Japan, The Soylent Green Party, Tzo, Chronopolice, Earth Federation, Dustwind, Anime Daisuki, Markanite, FreeGunsForAll, LARF, and The Bear Pits.