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Most Politically Free: 6,537th Most Rebellious Youth: 9,475th Largest Welfare Programs: 9,650th
The Matriarchy of
Left-wing Utopia
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Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Sosostris

Population12.179 billion

CapitalPhoenicia

CurrencyFuture
AnimalPhoenician Sailor

The Matriarchy of Sosostris is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.179 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, liberal, 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 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Sosostrisian economy, worth 475 trillion Futures a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,081 Futures, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts, school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel, and stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here. 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 162,657th in the world and 5,126th in Osiris for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -17.66 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Politically Free: 6,537thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,475thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,650thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,066thLargest Populations: 10,498thBest Weather: 11,771stHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,979thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,473rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,649thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,061stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,053rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,143rd
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Most Politically Free: 231st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 313th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 380th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 431st in the regionBest Weather: 459th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 462nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 466th in the regionMost Income Equality: 492nd in the regionMost Stationary: 504th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Sosostris, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here.
  • : 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 Smartest Citizens.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Sosostris's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Sosostris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.

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