“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, cultured nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.949 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: 4 days ago
- 1 day 17 hours ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 10%).
- 8 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Community of Aipotu Ruo.
- 17 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The GRO wants to sleep of Anime Daisuki.
- 28 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Confederacy of Strenuus.
- 37 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Free-Market Frontiers of The Bear Pits.
- 39 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Kingdom of LARF.
- 39 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The WA Puppet of FreeGunsForAll.
- 42 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Island Republic of Markanite.
- 43 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Island Republic of Mark.
Endorsements Received: 22 » Rex Republic, Blogotopia, Anollasia, Solleana, Coreras, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Seranis, Nubpryton, Randomain, Hayden Island, The imperial state of Japan, The Soylent Green Party, Tzo, Chronopolice, Earth Federation, Dustwind, Markanite, FreeGunsForAll, LARF, Strenuus, Anime Daisuki, and Aipotu Ruo.