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Most Rebellious Youth: 154th Highest Crime Rates: 179th Least Corrupt Governments: 238th
The Peopledom of
New York Times Democracy
Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Peopledom of Soem is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 20.963 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 is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Spirituality and Defense not funded at all. The average income tax rate is 3.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 1,032 trillion Ideas a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 49,231 Ideas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

In a desperate bid for cheap airfare Soemeosy can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, and annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals. 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 Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 1,643rd in the world and 41st in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.71 Years.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 154thHighest Crime Rates: 179thLeast Corrupt Governments: 238thMost Secular: 578thHealthiest Citizens: 752ndMost Stationary: 800thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Developed: 1,352ndMost Influential: 1,415thMost Armed: 1,424thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,485thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,496thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,643rdBest Weather: 1,734thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 1,796thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,471stSmartest Citizens: 2,564thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,087thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,139thLargest Populations: 3,179thMost Pacifist: 3,822ndMost Inclusive: 4,302ndLargest Black Market: 4,774thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,904thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,503rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,928thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,027thMost Cultured: 11,991stMost Efficient Economies: 16,704thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,054th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionNicest Citizens: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 65th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 79th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 85th in the regionMost Pacifist: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 133rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionMost Inclusive: 148th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Cultured: 344th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 407th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 557th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 708th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was endorsed by The Blue Electorate of United Federated States of Omega.
  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.
  • : Soem was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Soemeosy can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.

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