“Peaceful, loving people against brutality.”
|Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: 10000 Islands
The Free Land of SOAD Music is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Serj Tankian with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 16.13 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.
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: 16 days ago
- 2 days 13 hours ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Republic of Korbinas.
- 12 days ago: SOAD Music was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
- 12 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Federation of Zafalla.
- 21 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).
- 21 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 24 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Spncrgmn.
- 25 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Free Society of Kokkinostan.
- 32 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 10%).
- 39 days ago: SOAD Music was endorsed by The Community of Aipotu Ruo.
- 48 days ago: SOAD Music was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
Endorsements Received: 24 » Rex Republic, Blogotopia, Anollasia, Solleana, Coreras, The Blessed and Almighty Bog, Seranis, Nubpryton, Randomain, The imperial state of Japan, The Soylent Green Party, Tzo, Chronopolice, Earth Federation, Dustwind, Markanite, FreeGunsForAll, LARF, Strenuus, Aipotu Ruo, Kokkinostan, Spncrgmn, Zafalla, and Korbinas.