by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 109th Least Corrupt Governments: 192nd Highest Crime Rates: 236th
The Peopledom of
New York Times Democracy
Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population25.485 billion

CapitalSnark City
LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.485 billion Soemeosy enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 45.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 3,543 trillion Ideas a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,023 Ideas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, it's best not to ask what goes into Snark City Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices, and one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Soem's national animal is the Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 192nd in the world and 10th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 98.89 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Rebellious Youth: 109thLeast Corrupt Governments: 192ndHighest Crime Rates: 236thLargest Information Technology Sector: 265thMost Developed: 562ndHealthiest Citizens: 634thMost Stationary: 662ndLongest Average Lifespans: 672ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 823rdNicest Citizens: 855thBest Weather: 872ndMost Beautiful Environments: 950thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,011thMost Secular: 1,012thMost Inclusive: 1,074thSmartest Citizens: 1,272ndMost Influential: 1,328thMost Pacifist: 1,449thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,531stLargest Black Market: 1,681stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,272ndMost Armed: 2,350thHighest Economic Output: 2,527thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,745thLargest Populations: 2,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,866thMost Cultured: 2,913thRudest Citizens: 3,104thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,847thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,908thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,018thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,812thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,754thHighest Drug Use: 12,522ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,006thNudest: 13,012thHighest Average Incomes: 15,444thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,903rd
Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionMost Secular: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 49th in the regionMost Armed: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 79th in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 124th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 127th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 251st in the regionNudest: 330th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 355th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 405th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 449th in the regionLargest Governments: 450th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 466th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 636th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Confederacy of Chocholand.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, it's best not to ask what goes into Snark City Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Soem endorsed The Commonwealth of Novagentum.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Novagentum.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, sleeping on the job is recommended.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 154 » Fudgetopia, Bergenu, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Cape Adare, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Quiescent, Pencil Sharpeners 2, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The United Expanse, The Solar System Scope, Luddinlande, Saganye, Techganet, GI-Land, Erinor, PEPEP, Trinennie, Pax Dracon, Poopisiya, Karatengisa, Auphelia, Oxsania, Moreana, Kaugummi, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Iristead, Noveos, Lambdaland, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Concrete Slab, Aidenfieeld, Little Pontanja, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, and 104 others.Farelonia, KIROVET, Tsvetania, Gymnostan, Wyatonians, Vincent Field, Darakin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Freedwanda, Silmad, Larenien, Aywhyou, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Lotadia, Nova Montron, Rhetiaa, Saciu, New Briantown, Nankyoku Tairiku, Calistan, Jaxon, Great Andora, Paranoia, Complete Conformity, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Elveka, Isokenzar, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, South Poleande, Anachronolandia, Agalaesia, Shengtie, Barabarom, The Technocrates, Aguatania, Liberated Lambergs, Grouu, Abarri, Transcostria, Cuuldere, USNE2018, Rosamie, Awjan, Lorora3, Lichenitza, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Direwolf1, Darbor, Phanama, The Filippinas, The Canadian Republic Colonies, Farrts, Kroumos, Midand, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Mikole, North Erfton, Herbert Island, Stoniamera, Maletora, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, North Prarie, Jahass, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Wehraboos, Academy of Umbrellas, Xandev, The Dragon Enclave, Ostanasia, Whimichy, North Catimestistrianes, Staubsaugen, A Frog Dimension, P R of China, Akindom, Crystal Creation, Choodox, Freedoom, Plasitades, Dasko, San Anaben, Slenrotros, Mew Nation, New Lousara, Changolandia, FiHami, Qawe, Maeiland, Churumduul, Novagentum, and Chocholand.

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