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Most Conservative: 7,431st Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,945th Most Authoritarian: 13,043rd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Honour is above all
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Soutara

Population36 million

CurrencyKuro
AnimalCrane

The Empire of Soutara is a small, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 36 million Soutari are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Spirituality also on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.3%.

The strong Soutaran economy, worth 1.84 trillion Kuroes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 51,086 Kuroes, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

The police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, tourists aren't the only ones that talk about coming back from a trip, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, and businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soutara's national animal is the Crane, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Soutara is ranked 141,826th in the world and 158th in The Western Isles for Highest Drug Use, scoring 14.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Conservative: 7,431stTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,945thMost Authoritarian: 13,043rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,286th
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Most Conservative: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soutara resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Soutara's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Soutara endorsed The Dominion of Nhoor.
  • : Soutara was endorsed by The Dominion of Nhoor.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, tourists aren't the only ones that talk about coming back from a trip.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, life expectancy is way down but posthuman perfectionism is way up.
  • : Following new legislation in Soutara, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.

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