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The Peopledom of Soem

“Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 16.052 billion Soemeosy enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Public Transport, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 1,291 trillion Ideas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Gambling industry. Average income is 80,441 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, private law firms are unheard of, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", and prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Soem's national animal is the Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 94th in the South Pacific and 4,359th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 838.85 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 1 hour ago

  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 1 day 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Disabled Voters Act".
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, private law firms are unheard of.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, Max Barry is this year's Miss Soem.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, students cut up leftover Ideas during Arts and Crafts.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, Soem is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, guns are banned.

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