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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:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

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 remarkable for its complete lack of prisons. The compassionate population of 15.665 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 69%, 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.

Snark is one of the most popular forenames in Soem, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, probably because of the country's utter lack of prisons. 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 4,444th in the South Pacific and 120,796th in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -15 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • 9 hours ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Foreign Patent Recognition".
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, Snark is one of the most popular forenames in Soem.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • 4 days ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • 4 days ago: Soem was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nicest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.

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