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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,886thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,002ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,558th
The Soveinian City-State of
Democratic Socialists
A few birds flew off the fallout shelter.
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Soveiniesberg

Population2.339 billion

CapitalSoveiniesberg
LeaderJoseph Sovei
FaithEastern Orthodox

CurrencySoveinian Ruble
AnimalBear

The Soveinian City-State of Soveiniesberg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph Sovei with an even hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.339 billion Soveinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soveiniesberg. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soveinian economy, worth 395 trillion Soveinian Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 169,261 Soveinian Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Radio stations offer prizes to callers who can guess this month's most endangered species, ghost regiments exist only on paper, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and helicopter parenting is on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soveiniesberg's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox.

Soveiniesberg is ranked 136,584th in the world and 619th in Europe for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 585.08 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,886thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,002ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,558thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,026thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,825thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,036thMost Devout: 9,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,141stLowest Crime Rates: 10,380thLargest Black Market: 10,514thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,599thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,999thHighest Average Incomes: 11,313thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,888thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,397thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,743rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 13,739thLargest Governments: 13,981stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,074thMost Developed: 14,134thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,547thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,784thHealthiest Citizens: 15,311thBest Weather: 15,360thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,145thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,411thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,506thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,242ndMost Patriotic: 20,684thHighest Food Quality: 20,789thSmartest Citizens: 22,288thMost Influential: 22,439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,879thMost Income Equality: 24,979thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 26,234th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionLargest Black Market: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 75th in the regionMost Devout: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 91st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 124th in the region

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