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The Free Land of SOAD Music

“Peaceful, loving people against brutality.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 15.563 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 92%, 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.

SOAD Music is ranked 84th in 10000 Islands and 2,978th in the world for Longest Average Lifespans, scoring 41 on the Enoch Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 19 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 5%).
  • 23 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in SOAD Music, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in SOAD Music, SOAD Music's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in SOAD Music, artists are pillars of society.
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in SOAD Music, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • 33 days ago: Following new legislation in SOAD Music, the government is avowedly atheist.
  • 33 days ago: SOAD Music voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Hell".
  • 33 days ago: SOAD Music voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Multilateral Prosecution Act"".
  • 51 days ago: SOAD Music was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".

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