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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,122ndMost Influential: 10,724thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,240th
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
Salt is Salty
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Sowonia

Population473 million

CapitalSowonopolis

CurrencyWon
AnimalRed Giraffe

The Commonwealth of Sowonia is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 473 million Sowonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Industry, and Defense also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sowonopolis. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sowonian economy, worth 26.1 trillion Won a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,257 Won, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, when electric cars arrived nobody heard them coming, and public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sowonia's national animal is the Red Giraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sowonia is ranked 27,726th in the world and 888th in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,237.14 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,122ndMost Influential: 10,724thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,240thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,550thMost Inclusive: 18,439thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,659thNicest Citizens: 20,047thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,267th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 490th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 550th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 596th in the regionMost Inclusive: 651st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 665th in the regionMost Influential: 694th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 714th in the regionNicest Citizens: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Sowonia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Langburn Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, when electric cars arrived nobody heard them coming.
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, Sowonia's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave.
  • : Sowonia was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories.
  • : Sowonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Following new legislation in Sowonia, televisions are often seized to pay for overdue television license fees.

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