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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,061stMost Corrupt Governments: 6,342ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,079th
The Soveinian City-State of
Authoritarian Democracy
A few birds flew off the fallout shelter.
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Soveiniesberg

Population2.529 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 zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.529 billion Soveinians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt 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 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soveinian economy, worth 441 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 174,661 Soveinian Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and residential tower blocks are surrounded by warrens of concrete tunnels. 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 15,313th in the world and 273rd in Europe for Healthiest Citizens, with 11.95 bananas ingested per day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,061stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 6,342ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,245thMost Influential: 7,537thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,074thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,150thLargest Black Market: 9,325thLowest Crime Rates: 9,518thHighest Average Incomes: 10,467thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,874thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,962ndMost Devout: 10,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,059thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,487thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,941stLargest Governments: 12,111thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,360thMost Efficient Economies: 12,529thMost Patriotic: 12,864thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,956thTop
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Most Developed: 13,046thBest Weather: 13,252ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,414thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,528thHealthiest Citizens: 15,313thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,327thHighest Food Quality: 17,253rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,935thSmartest Citizens: 19,574thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,651stMost Inclusive: 19,815thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,348thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,595thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,239thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,555thMost Cultured: 26,011th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 65th in the regionMost Devout: 80th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 106th in the regionMost Patriotic: 118th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 120th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, residential tower blocks are surrounded by warrens of concrete tunnels.
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Soveiniesberg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen'.
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, the news is showing footage of Joseph Sovei bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Soveiniesberg voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Soveiniesberg, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Soveiniesberg was endorsed by The Free Land of Trisikistan.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 110 » North of Americas, New Eestiball, Thracia and Crimea, NorthPortugal, Rary, Qroma, Eco-Paris Reformation, Berlin and Hanover, Agausia, Thracia Republic, Nardin, Walfo, Sloburg, Dark Matter, Invernessia, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Northen Czech, Bathera, Dervenland, Bellcon, Galway-Dublin, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Hessinau, Meropis, Kanokla, Jim the Baptist, Skelleftella, Scutarie, Eppur, Dabarastan, Yahlia, St Scarlett, GanymedEuropa, Tschechisches Reich, Imperium Anglorum, Girvage, Northern German Federation, The Asten Islands, Irminsulia, The Champions League, South St Maarten, Bededonia, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, The New Nordic Union, Chronus, Quentenia, United States of Russia1, Ayslend, New Vorarlberg, Mojuatafurertopeopir, and 60 others.Ausvelt, Mombourg, Heplon, Armbruster, Super Happy Land, Abeskaland, Ostermarch, Soclania, Corsoaua, Der Deutsche Demokratische Staat, Anglinia, Zulrich, Vale-Beacon, The-British-Isles, Wegensburg, Konewa, Wombelland, Pilipinas and Malaya, Brakanistan, Chioganah, Zelenskraine, Horsemania Republic, Gotho, Maritzal, Eritei, Grabon, Weltbeherrschung, Dauershire, Parliamentary Laramidia, Greater Albaina, An Clar, Antair, The New Caledonia, Monkistan, Greater Icelandia, Savinecross, Lieges, Wiener-Neustadt, Balcem, Nevelja, Apabeossie, Falvaard, Regnum Italiae, Nebeski Srbi, New Skandenivia, ROBLOX is Epic, Leranditale, Kalebo, Lucaswrld, Russkaya Svoboda, Mynox, Someseni, Marmoren, Nova Prussia, Nova Babilonia, Arbere, Zaznia, Nghymru, Kaspinia, and Trisikistan.

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