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Safest: 3,464th Largest Publishing Industry: 4,729th Least Corrupt Governments: 4,980th
The Pot head patriarchy of
Democratic Socialists
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Selassie II
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

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Soulia

Population7.586 billion

CapitalNirvanna
LeaderSelassie II

Currencybags of weed spliff
AnimalBlack Panther

The Pot head patriarchy of Soulia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Selassie II with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 7.586 billion Soulians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nirvanna. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Soulian economy, worth 787 trillion bags of weed spliffs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 103,800 bags of weed spliffs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children are expected to carve their own toys, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Soulian Space Agency, stoned tourists don't tend to remember much about their holidays here, and failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soulia's national animal is the Black Panther, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Soulia is ranked 23,333rd in the world and 1,077th in Balder for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 185.21 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
5%
Safest: 3,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,729thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,980thMost Pacifist: 7,070thHighest Drug Use: 7,947thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,244thTop
10%
Largest Welfare Programs: 9,326thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,667thMost Cultured: 9,765thMost Income Equality: 10,048thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,290thSmartest Citizens: 13,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,234thHighest Economic Output: 15,041stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,128th
Top
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 139th in the regionSafest: 156th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 216th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 223rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 243rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Pacifist: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 343rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionMost Cultured: 388th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 389th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 486th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 505th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 534th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soulia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Soulia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Soulia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Soulia ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : Soulia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Soulia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular and Most Zombies.
  • : Soulia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Soulia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Soulia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Soulia ceased to exist in Lazarus.

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