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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:
All-Consuming
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 Peyt Snarkleton with an even hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 15.096 billion Soemians 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 65%, 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.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, notable individuals are granted land and titles, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. 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 1,823rd in the South Pacific and 56,892nd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.287 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 16 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • 16 hours ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Coalition Of Freedom"".
  • 16 hours ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fertile Farmland Protection".
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, all prisons have been eliminated.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 2 days 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.

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