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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,319th Safest: 2,332nd Largest Welfare Programs: 2,631st
The Holy Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Unto A Brave New World!
whatever your name is
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.609 billion

Leaderwhatever your name is

AnimalSnow Goose

The Holy Empire of Sommnus is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by whatever your name is with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, anti-smoking policies, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, devout population of 4.609 billion Somnusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Siphon. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Somnusian economy, worth 619 trillion Lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 134,503 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Religious leaders order congregants to love any neighbour who is just like themselves, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, the nation wears its high incidence of chromosomal diseases as a badge of pride, and military units are often seen arguing over which one is truly favored by the gods. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sommnus's national animal is the Snow Goose, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Anime.

Sommnus is ranked 138,653rd in the world and 5,276th in Balder for Highest Drug Use, scoring 16.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,319thSafest: 2,332ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,631stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,045thMost Devout: 3,144thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,489thBest Weather: 3,699thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,507thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,609thHealthiest Citizens: 5,207thLargest Governments: 5,215thLowest Crime Rates: 5,359thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,777thMost Pacifist: 6,035thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,137thMost Developed: 6,163rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,181stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,500thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,562ndNicest Citizens: 6,670thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,689thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,900thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,016thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,190thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,440thTop
Most Influential: 7,866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,171stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,388thSmartest Citizens: 11,802ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,861stMost Income Equality: 13,559thMost Inclusive: 14,865thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,461st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionTop
Safest: 113th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 120th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 139th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 142nd in the regionBest Weather: 148th in the regionMost Devout: 158th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 174th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 231st in the regionLargest Governments: 247th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Stationary: 268th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 271st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 272nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 280th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 285th in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 295th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 302nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 329th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 334th in the regionMost Pacifist: 341st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 346th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 374th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 394th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 394th in the regionMost Income Equality: 399th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 598th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sommnus lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • : Sommnus lodged a message on the Balder Regional Message Board.
  • : Sommnus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Sommnus, military units are often seen arguing over which one is truly favored by the gods.
  • : Sommnus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Sommnus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Koem Kab".
  • : Sommnus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sommnus endorsed The United Kingdom of Neoraia.
  • : Sommnus was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Neoraia.
  • : Sommnus voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » Northern Cantons, Nolangradskya, Comuni, North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, Fooooooooo, and Noders.

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