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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:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Peyt Snarkleton with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate population of 14.917 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 63%, 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.

Nudity is frowned upon, invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and Soem is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. 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 7th in the South Pacific and 536th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 118 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 49 minutes ago

  • 46 minutes ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend McMasterdonia".
  • 46 minutes ago: Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Child Pornography Ban".
  • 23 hours ago: Soem was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, Soem is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, invading armies are given hard glares for their cheek.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, nudity is frowned upon.
  • 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Soem, the studies of art and philosophy are banned.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Soem was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • 3 days 23 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.

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