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The Peopledom of Soem

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

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Peyt Snarkleton with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate population of 15.471 billion Soemians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 71%, 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.

The recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Soem's national animal is the Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Idea.

Soem is ranked 33rd in the South Pacific and 3,926th in the world for Largest Populations, with 15,471 Capita (millions).

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 9 hours ago: Soem was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter.
  • 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the studies of art and philosophy are banned.
  • 11 hours ago: Soem endorsed The Democratic Republic of Smogaria.
  • 21 hours ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use.

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