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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:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 15.835 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 72%, 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.

Visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, crime has increased substantially since the police concentrated all their efforts on arresting the rich for loitering in their own homes, and education and welfare spending are on the rise. 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 4,293rd in the South Pacific and 117,555th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring -38 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 hours ago

  • 4 hours ago: Soem was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, education and welfare spending are on the rise.
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, crime has increased substantially since the police concentrated all their efforts on arresting the rich for loitering in their own homes.
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
  • 12 hours ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Pauline Bonaparte".
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, Snark is one of the most popular forenames in Soem.

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