The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 17.373 billion Soemeosy have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
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 receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 1,466 trillion Ideas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 84,385 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, and anti-government web sites are springing up. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Soem, anti-government web sites are springing up.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
- : Soem voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Freedom Act"".
- : Following new legislation in Soem, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, the streets are plagued with knife-wielding madmen.
- : Following new legislation in Soem, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
- : Soem was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
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