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Most Rebellious Youth: 80thHighest Crime Rates: 161stLeast Corrupt Governments: 178th
The Lucky Golden Holey People of
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Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
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Population29.348 billion

CapitalSnark City
LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.348 billion Soemeosy hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 4.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 4,468 trillion Ideas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,270 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, the government helps teach children how to kill a man from six paces, and the fines for getting caught with the wrong recipe book can force Soemeosy into bankruptcy. 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 23,055th in the world and 759th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,546.42 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Rebellious Youth: 80thHighest Crime Rates: 161stLeast Corrupt Governments: 178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 198thMost Armed: 455thHealthiest Citizens: 575thMost Stationary: 583rdNicest Citizens: 593rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 630thBest Weather: 635thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 636thMost Secular: 731stMost Inclusive: 754thMost Beautiful Environments: 777thMost Cheerful Citizens: 830thRudest Citizens: 950thMost Influential: 1,014thMost Pacifist: 1,117thSmartest Citizens: 1,218thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,325thMost Developed: 1,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,695thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,942ndMost Cultured: 1,997thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,293rdTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,451stHighest Economic Output: 2,455thLargest Populations: 2,548thMost Efficient Economies: 2,900thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,103rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,005thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,585thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,594thLargest Black Market: 15,332ndHighest Drug Use: 15,592ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,421stLargest Welfare Programs: 18,177thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,055th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 29th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 63rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 63rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 84th in the regionMost Influential: 92nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 145th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 177th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 251st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 408th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 512th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 530th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 541st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 743rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 759th in the region

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