The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 17.618 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 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but underdeveloped SOAD Musician economy, worth 883 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 50,164 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.
SOAD Music is ranked 1,418th in 10000 Islands and 106,296th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 22 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 8 hours ago
- 4 days ago: SOAD Music fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 5 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 5%).
- 7 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- 7 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- 16 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Publishing Industry.
- 31 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Empire Holistique of United Kingdom of Selesnia.
- 31 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of New Katamenia.
- 37 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Kingdom of Nansania.
- 38 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
- 39 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Nomadic Peoples of Red Hands.
Endorsements Received: 30 » 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, Valentina Volkova, Aersoldorf, Gitchie Manito, Ilha Rongo Koa, Germanahii, Zumwalt, The United Dog Days Providence, Hopetown, Steidenland, West Gensokyo, New Katamenia, and United Kingdom of Selesnia.