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Most Patriotic: 2,945thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,953rdMost Armed: 4,050th
The United Socialist Republics of
Democratic Socialists
Спава Сомуриасу!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Somurias

Population1.972 billion

CapitalYevraziya
LeaderPremier Khrashnov
FaithSons of Abraham

CurrencyTarus
AnimalPhoenix

The United Socialist Republics of Somurias is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Premier Khrashnov with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The devout population of 1.972 billion Somuriasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yevraziya. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Somuriasian economy, worth 305 trillion Taruses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 155,056 Taruses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children have nightmares about the eerie red glow and constant whirring of newly-installed machines, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, the nation's soldiers often believe they're in the Air Force, and machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somurias's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sons of Abraham.

Somurias is ranked 264,565th in the world and 12,512th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -281.32 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Patriotic: 2,945thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,953rdMost Armed: 4,050thMost Influential: 5,102ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,391stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,650thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,860thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,504thLargest Governments: 8,612thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,716thLowest Crime Rates: 8,960thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,276thMost Efficient Economies: 10,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,220thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,956thMost Devout: 12,145thMost Inclusive: 12,315thMost Developed: 12,498thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,437thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13,985thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,314thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,493rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,643rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,060thSmartest Citizens: 18,051stHighest Food Quality: 19,172ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,485thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,577thHealthiest Citizens: 23,470thMost Corrupt Governments: 24,582ndMost Cultured: 25,110th
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Most Patriotic: 72nd in the regionMost Armed: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 108th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 177th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 198th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 214th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 215th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionLargest Governments: 240th in the regionMost Devout: 245th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 249th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 258th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 329th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 353rd in the regionMost Developed: 381st in the regionMost Inclusive: 443rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 459th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 466th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 477th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 491st in the regionMost Influential: 546th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 548th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 560th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 650th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 668th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 721st in the regionMost Cultured: 758th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 876th in the regionSafest: 1,044th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Somurias, machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter.
  • : Following new legislation in Somurias, the nation's soldiers often believe they're in the Air Force.
  • : Somurias lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Somurias lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Somurias lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Somurias lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Somurias lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Somurias, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Somurias, children have nightmares about the eerie red glow and constant whirring of newly-installed machines.
  • : Following new legislation in Somurias, the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events.

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