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Most Rebellious Youth: 127th Highest Crime Rates: 204th Least Corrupt Governments: 243rd
The Peopledom of
Left-Leaning College State
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


Population22.558 billion

LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 22.558 billion Soemeosy enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Law & Order receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 2,135 trillion Ideas a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Information Technology industry. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 94,674 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Internet trolls are considered valiant supporters of the right to free speech, the road to capitalism has proved an epic drama of adventure and exploration, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. 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 155,595th in the world and 6,585th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -10.38 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 127thHighest Crime Rates: 204thLeast Corrupt Governments: 243rdHealthiest Citizens: 592ndMost Developed: 695thMost Stationary: 729thLongest Average Lifespans: 961stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,197thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,274thBest Weather: 1,311thNicest Citizens: 1,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,392ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,530thLargest Black Market: 1,635thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,645thSmartest Citizens: 1,652ndMost Influential: 1,658thTop
Most Inclusive: 1,704thMost Armed: 2,017thMost Efficient Economies: 2,291stMost Pacifist: 2,307thLargest Populations: 2,952ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,302ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,460thHighest Economic Output: 4,409thMost Cultured: 4,693rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,951stMost Secular: 5,304thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,456thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,520thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,501stHighest Drug Use: 15,532nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 49th in the regionMost Inclusive: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Pacifist: 71st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 82nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 115th in the regionMost Cultured: 122nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 188th in the regionMost Secular: 191st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 271st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 342nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 556th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 577th in the regionNudest: 686th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Soem, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the road to capitalism has proved an epic drama of adventure and exploration.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, internet trolls are considered valiant supporters of the right to free speech.
  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Candy Princessipality of Kaugummi.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Soemeon mussels the biggest in the South Pacific.
  • : Soem was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, ad-blocking has been nationalised.
  • : Soem was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".


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