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Most Rebellious Youth: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 159th
The Freople of
Left-Leaning College State
Wealth tax, cap the richest (10% top 10, 1% next 100)
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population32.219 billion

CapitalSnarf City
LeaderPyt Snarfulton


The Freople of Soem is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Pyt Snarfulton with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 32.219 billion Soemeosy enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snarf City. The average income tax rate is 3.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 5,770 trillion Ideas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 179,113 Ideas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, foreign workers are flooding in as Ideas flood out, and Pyt Snarfulton's speeches are beloved by insomniacs. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Soem's national animal is the Snarf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 1,035th in the world and 38th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 229.05 quips per hour.

Most Rebellious Youth: 70thHighest Crime Rates: 147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 166thMost Armed: 409thMost Secular: 529thMost Stationary: 546thHealthiest Citizens: 552ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 620thMost Cheerful Citizens: 641stBest Weather: 659thNicest Citizens: 660thHighest Food Quality: 684thMost Inclusive: 715thMost Compassionate Citizens: 736thMost Beautiful Environments: 792ndRudest Citizens: 832ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 992ndSmartest Citizens: 1,035thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,081stMost Influential: 1,165thMost Pacifist: 1,221stMost Developed: 1,663rdMost Cultured: 1,776thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,787thHighest Economic Output: 1,979thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,092ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,158thLargest Populations: 2,439thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,867thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,376thHighest Average Incomes: 9,852ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,532ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,638thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,491stLargest Black Market: 18,412thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,523rdMost Advanced Public Education: 20,783rdHighest Drug Use: 24,293rdLargest Governments: 25,825th
Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 48th in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 54th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 106th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 206th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 220th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 260th in the regionLargest Black Market: 261st in the regionNudest: 325th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 329th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 417th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 531st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 606th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 701st in the regionLargest Governments: 720th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 727th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,027th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem endorsed The Holy Kingdom of South Pernambuco.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, Pyt Snarfulton's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, foreign workers are flooding in as Ideas flood out.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Soem was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Holy Kingdom of South Pernambuco.
  • : Soem voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, daily newspapers are permitted to run only pro-government stories.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 235 » Fudgetopia, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The Solar System Scope, GI-Land, Pax Dracon, Auphelia, Moreana, Centristvill, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Gymnostan, Darakin, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Nova Montron, Calistan, North Kanuckistan, Beepee, Isokenzar, Abarri, USNE2018, Herbert Island, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Xandev, Changolandia, Maeiland, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Amerion, Zaelith, Drystar, Mapico, Noveos, and 185 others.The naked people, Bleakfoot, Fasire, Corgitopiaa, Bawkie, Holy Free, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Bumblegaria, Ralphburg, The Two Jerseys, The Worst army of, Markla, Shefino, Dukin Donuts, Laamiva, Aschenburg, Andinla, Midand, Concrete Slab, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Myness, Myndia, Tioloman, Bohenia, Western Fardelshufflestein, South Caleblan, Tepertopia, Phanama, Bod Wareenaland, Yellunstryer, Steviland, Blondiesland, Myhomecountry, Treir, Holota, Truskawkoland, Canmore, Eddonia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Proctethia, Enplatia, NIGHTRAY, Westenhald, Arvan Irawer, Freedoom, Doundaly, Oxyliteral, The Island of Sorna, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Rectionk, United States of Belvaria, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Kiani, Beblahbleblo, New Sanet, Moridine, Danily, Anatasha, Linguiniland, Indolos, New Plant, Drew Durrnil, Tyflugian, Skaladoria, Saciu, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Evaburn, Yaravia, GERMAN EMPIER, Uvalor, Land of Mari, Malmsia, Photoplier, The Imperial Of Notsep, Aurcania, Gonrati, Nomayuki, Andrendia, Flaksis, Venezia Pacifica, Centia Deran, Immund, Cereskia 2, Ambirich, The Haughtherlands, Piscantium, Arscanesia, Farelonia, Unojo, Ostavaria, PsiCorps, The Akian Islands, Flumenvallis, Achemar, Kanatian Percocet, Stephastan, Valansten, Cucutenium, Chernaya Zvezda, Eleuthelrium, Kantamaria, The Woragopiria, Makinius, Erstavik, Willing Mind, Ever Testing, Saohoa, Nori Natto, Paganan, Donat Invadia, Ipugao, Great Lothian, Berusturg, Mavenu, Ranra, Uunited Islands, Bonobiana, The Dalmaric Coast, Brazilian impero2, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Shintoese, Esterwood, Figlandia, North Pernambuco, Swinlorway, Oppalli, Gracca, Martiland, The republic of Konsa, New American Dictatorship, Leimarite Empire, Altnavia, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Nidon, Froshar, Auviantan Outh Islands, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, Greneria, Cilibia, Karimata, New Crownea, Akimera, Khal Papax, Max Siotto, Mnemnovia, Tyrantistica, ARIAPOLIS01, United States of Vietnam, Bistritza, Antwerpen1, Gennaretia, Eae, Shadeth, Evinea, LadyRebels, Arugan, Driodal, Dupanda, Aflus, Lile Ulie Islands, New Cacaodia, Taigama, Rhetiaa, Petea, Eggraria, South Pacifican Kilendjj, Winlah, Nouvel Empire, Zurike, Al Madhaa, Sureiya, Ostela-Aswines, Dakalian, Ardenswije, Sapoe, No moking, The Hinuan Empire, Maclalindo, MaPetiteFille, TescoPepsi, and South Pernambuco.