by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 77thLeast Corrupt Governments: 157thHighest Crime Rates: 160th
The Lucky Golden Holey People of
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Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
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Population29.659 billion

CapitalSnark City
LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.659 billion Soemeosy hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 7.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 4,573 trillion Ideas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 154,201 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', the Twelve Steps To Logging Off is the most popular mobile download, and truck drivers turn their engines off and coast whenever they're going downhill. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Soem's national animal is the Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 733rd in the world and 31st in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 99.15 Atheism Rate.

Most Rebellious Youth: 77thLeast Corrupt Governments: 157thHighest Crime Rates: 160thLargest Information Technology Sector: 202ndMost Armed: 443rdHealthiest Citizens: 565thMost Stationary: 579thNicest Citizens: 599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 606thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 620thBest Weather: 632ndMost Secular: 733rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 740thMost Inclusive: 749thMost Beautiful Environments: 766thRudest Citizens: 979thMost Influential: 1,000thMost Pacifist: 1,100thSmartest Citizens: 1,163rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,409thMost Developed: 1,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,649thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,856thMost Cultured: 1,941stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,246thHighest Economic Output: 2,413thTop
Largest Populations: 2,534thMost Efficient Economies: 2,885thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,197thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,851stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,490thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,545thHighest Average Incomes: 13,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,440thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,393rdLargest Black Market: 21,485thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,267th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 111th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 197th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 266th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 391st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 398th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 482nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 564th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 633rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 639th in the regionLargest Governments: 796th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was endorsed by The Republic of The Kies.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, truck drivers turn their engines off and coast whenever they're going downhill.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the Twelve Steps To Logging Off is the most popular mobile download.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Soem endorsed The Republic of Bizzie.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Republic of Bizzie.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 251 » Fudgetopia, Bergenu, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The United Expanse, The Solar System Scope, Techganet, GI-Land, Erinor, PEPEP, Pax Dracon, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Oxsania, Moreana, Si-topia, Centristvill, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Gymnostan, Darakin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Nova Montron, New Briantown, Calistan, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, and 201 others.Abarri, Cuuldere, USNE2018, Kandorith, Direwolf1, The Filippinas, Qvait, Herbert Island, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Xandev, North Catimestistrianes, Crystal Creation, Dasko, Changolandia, Maeiland, The West Valley Mountains, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Zaelith, Drystar, Yeldarbsland, Mapico, Noveos, The naked people, Bleakfoot, Japanese Federal Republic, Fasire, Corgitopiaa, Terran Draconia, Iym Winterless, Bawkie, Holy Free, Farelonia, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Kholdan, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, InnWorm, Anserisa, Pamela And Hepatitis, St Oaks, Bumblegaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Utondara, Lesinteil, Baltenlands, Ralphburg, HUElavia, Hypersensible Crybabies, The Two Jerseys, Avalonica, Page 53, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Vardanfel, The Worst army of, Quh, Compli, Marinho Islands, Markla, Shefino, Royaltica, Dukin Donuts, Laamiva, Alaninia, Kelshine, Aschenburg, Idiono, Andinla, Midand, Concrete Slab, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Myness, Myndia, Maerist, Tioloman, Bohenia, Western Fardelshufflestein, South Caleblan, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Brunier, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Seythennia, Rabbitz, Bod Wareenaland, Vanbella, Eskvenn, Los Rodeos, Apartment 11F, WI SD EA D, Yellunstryer, Berlana, Steviland, Wardoeka, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Blondiesland, Xergiokia, Wakandan Tribes, The Imperial Frost Federation, Blaufrankisch, Armonitopia, Myhomecountry, Kingpins, Treir, Holota, Ceutalia, The White Isles, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Manuck, Synarion, Margila Islands, Lionstrapower, Wallechi, Truskawkoland, Levistian, Euro Pacifica, Scu Greinne, Doge Land, Unity of purity, Qawe, LadyRebels, Sapientiano, Shuckle Empire, The Altan, The Imperial Of Notsep, Canmore, Lyland, Eddonia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Proctethia, St Scurry and Jelly, Enplatia, NIGHTRAY, Not Austria, Libedistan, Rubelios, Westenhald, Arvan Irawer, Bod Zarth Throge, Freedoom, Ipugao, The Stickmin Empire, Doundaly, Equal and United Scientists, Twoole, The United Australian States, Freavia, Aquamarine Island, Populaa, Kantahania, Drugged up Kitties, Yeses, Oxyliteral, Alambar, The island of Sorna, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Kaoia, Rectionk, JavaSiege, United States of Belvaria, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Rhetiaa, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Podunkia, Agletgreenia, Kiani, Beblahbleblo, Tierra del Rey Carlos, Merevane, Eastern Mekong, Corumdema, Independent State of Arstotzka, Cocao, New Sanet, Green Sofia, Moridine, Weissmans, Solanosco, Galebland, Iningo, Danily, Tackastan, Anatasha, Esfalsa, Shadow Void, Drew Durrnil, Ostko, Londoniopol, Vicken, Nyxonia, Bizzie, and The Kies.

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