by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 7,257thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,779th
The Biscuit-Loving Raccoon of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Somy Skollvaldr
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population8.253 billion

CapitalBiscuit City
LeaderSomy Skollvaldr


The Biscuit-Loving Raccoon of Somyrion is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Somy Skollvaldr with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 8.253 billion raccoons love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Biscuit City. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant and biscuit-loving economy, worth 111 trillion biscuits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 13,481 biscuits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Somyrion has designated Biscuit City as its capital city, Somy Skollvaldr has just been declared ruler of Somyrion in an international press conference, and Biscuitism has been named as Somyrion's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somyrion's national animal is the raccoon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Biscuitism.

Somyrion is ranked 30,842nd in the world and 1st in Solidarian Fleet for Most Politically Free, scoring 78.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Income Equality: 7,257thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,779th

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