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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate population of 15.688 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.

Citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, skateparks can be found in every city, and rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Ideas of property damage. 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 2,520th in the South Pacific and 75,523rd in the world for Nudest, with 100 Cheeks per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 hours ago

  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Ideas of property damage.
  • 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 1 day 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Soem endorsed The Sparkly of Escade.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Soem withdrew its endorsement from The Glitter of Kringalia.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Soem withdrew its endorsement from The Elite Strike Force of The Sanghelios Legion.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: Soem was endorsed by The Sparkly of Escade.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.

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