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Most Politically Free: 5,270th Most Beautiful Environments: 8,358th Best Weather: 9,205th
The Matriarchy of
Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Matriarchy of Sosostris is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.149 billion Sosostrians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phoenicia. The average income tax rate is 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Sosostrisian economy, worth 427 trillion Futures a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,344 Futures, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sosostris's national animal is the Phoenician Sailor, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sosostris is ranked 124,396th in the world and 3,864th in Osiris for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 36.22 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Politically Free: 5,270thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 8,358thBest Weather: 9,205thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,721stMost Rebellious Youth: 10,551stLargest Populations: 10,988thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,619thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,862ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,133rd
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Most Politically Free: 75th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 304th in the regionLargest Populations: 329th in the regionBest Weather: 366th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 392nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 431st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Sosostris, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Sosostris was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Sosostris ceased to exist in New World Alliance.

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