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Most Pacifist: 456th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 496th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 502nd
The Democratic Socialist Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Et ideo aequalitas et populum
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.034 billion

Leaderthe Imperial Chairman


The Democratic Socialist Empire of Sonna is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Imperial Chairman with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, digital currency, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.034 billion Sonnans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shi-Ling. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sonnan economy, worth a remarkable 2,103 trillion fanrongs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 232,828 fanrongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Imperial Chairman spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and group hugs break out during floor votes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sonna's national animal is the thinthan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sonna is ranked 849th in the world and 10th in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 12,359.15 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Pacifist: 456thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 496thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 502ndMost Inclusive: 535thMost Advanced Public Education: 553rdMost Developed: 565thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 586thMost Compassionate Citizens: 614thMost Beautiful Environments: 652ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 664thLongest Average Lifespans: 670thSafest: 709thBest Weather: 711thLargest Governments: 747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 765thLowest Crime Rates: 774thNicest Citizens: 782ndLargest Welfare Programs: 849thHealthiest Citizens: 875thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 895thMost Advanced Public Transport: 968thSmartest Citizens: 974thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,010thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,124thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,399thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,966thMost Cultured: 2,520thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,551stHighest Average Incomes: 3,610thMost Efficient Economies: 3,652ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,820thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,888thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,512thHighest Economic Output: 5,697thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,384thTop
Most Secular: 8,123rdMost Income Equality: 11,672ndMost Rebellious Youth: 12,804thMost Influential: 13,255thNudest: 14,529th
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionTop
Safest: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionNudest: 40th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sonna was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Wascoitan.
  • : Sonna was endorsed by The Republic of Lord Mirth.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, group hugs break out during floor votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, the Imperial Chairman spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Sonna was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Nestoria Ivanich.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonna, skateparks can be found in every city.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » The Soviet East, Socialist Columbia, Indohyusiana, Llorens, Nestoria Ivanich, Lord Mirth, and Wascoitan.

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