by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,956th
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
For freedom, in life, or death
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Sojars

Population36 million

CurrencyDollar
Animalkiwi

The Free Land of Sojars is a small, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 36 million Sojarsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 57.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Sojarsian economy, worth 304 billion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,447 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, organ donation is compulsory, genetic researchers have been expelled, and the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sojars's national animal is the kiwi.

Sojars is ranked 3,956th in the world and 16th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 96.25 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 3,956th
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Most Income Equality: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sojars's influence in Refugia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sojars's influence in Refugia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sojars was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Sojars's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Sojars relocated from The West Pacific to Refugia.
  • : Following new legislation in Sojars, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Sojars, genetic researchers have been expelled.
  • : Following new legislation in Sojars, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Sojars, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Sojars was founded in The West Pacific.

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