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School Class Nation
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,093rdBest Weather: 1,358thSafest: 1,624th
The Education of
Democratic Socialists
Through knowledge one attains good grades.
Sultana Soya
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Somersetonia

Population8.029 billion

CapitalSomersetonia
LeaderSultana Soya
FaithHedonism

Currencykip
Animalalbatross

The Education of Somersetonia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Sultana Soya with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 8.029 billion Somersetonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Somersetonia. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Somersetonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,001 trillion kips a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,722 kips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit, and RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somersetonia's national animal is the albatross, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Hedonism.

Somersetonia is ranked 2,584th in the world and 2nd in Somersetonia for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 13,390.51 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,093rdBest Weather: 1,358thSafest: 1,624thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,847thMost Pacifist: 2,004thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,126thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,584thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,640thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,973rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,082ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,124thLowest Crime Rates: 3,133rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,727thMost Developed: 3,744thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,755thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,907thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,142ndNicest Citizens: 4,180thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,534thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,650thLargest Governments: 5,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,126thSmartest Citizens: 6,247thMost Efficient Economies: 6,611thMost Inclusive: 6,827thMost Cultured: 7,337thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,647thMost Secular: 11,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,727thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,970thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 13,272ndHighest Economic Output: 18,555thHighest Average Incomes: 21,653rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,642ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,887th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Somersetonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Somersetonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, there's a bright dawn ahead for Somersetonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersetonia, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts.

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