by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 85thLeast Corrupt Governments: 171stHighest Crime Rates: 193rd
The Lucky Golden Holey People of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
Civil Rights
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Population28.388 billion

CapitalSnark City
LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.388 billion Soemeosy hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 28.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 4,326 trillion Ideas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 152,406 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, the government thinks Soemeosy can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together, and prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators. 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 544th in the world and 23rd in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 99.17 Atheism Rate.

Most Rebellious Youth: 85thLeast Corrupt Governments: 171stHighest Crime Rates: 193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 229thMost Secular: 544thHealthiest Citizens: 584thMost Armed: 605thMost Stationary: 607thNicest Citizens: 609thMost Compassionate Citizens: 624thBest Weather: 655thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 730thMost Beautiful Environments: 773rdMost Inclusive: 778thMost Cheerful Citizens: 966thMost Influential: 979thMost Pacifist: 1,012thSmartest Citizens: 1,162ndRudest Citizens: 1,225thMost Developed: 1,308thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,553rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,642ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,813thMost Efficient Economies: 1,946thMost Cultured: 2,040thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,185thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,380thLargest Populations: 2,584thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,785thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,343rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,250thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,918thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,286thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,087thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,616thHighest Average Incomes: 13,004thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,979thLargest Black Market: 17,906thLargest Governments: 18,218th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 58th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 64th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 66th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 117th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 127th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 172nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 255th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 267th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 286th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 327th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 350th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 353rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 442nd in the regionLargest Governments: 534th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 639th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the government thinks Soemeosy can achieve social cohesion by drinking soda together.
  • : Soem endorsed The Dominion of Lesser kami-sama.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The Dominion of Lesser kami-sama.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 219 » Fudgetopia, Bergenu, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The United Expanse, The Solar System Scope, Luddinlande, Techganet, GI-Land, Erinor, PEPEP, Pax Dracon, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Oxsania, Moreana, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Lambdaland, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Gymnostan, Vincent Field, Darakin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Aywhyou, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Nova Montron, and 169 others.Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Great Andora, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Aguatania, Abarri, Cuuldere, USNE2018, Kandorith, Direwolf1, The Filippinas, Qvait, Herbert Island, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Xandev, Whimichy, North Catimestistrianes, Crystal Creation, Dasko, Changolandia, Maeiland, The West Valley Mountains, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Zaelith, Jennaterra, Drystar, Imperial Duck, Yeldarbsland, Omiri, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Noveos, The Tecorogan Federation, Astraee, Madreia, V3rmont, The naked people, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Free Rad, Japanese Federal Republic, Greater Hyrulang, Fasire, Corgitopiaa, Terran Draconia, Iym Winterless, Bawkie, Holy Free, Farelonia, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Kholdan, Ebonhand, Breadandbutter, West Pastafaria, Barokah, InnWorm, Anserisa, The Plebeian States, Pamela And Hepatitis, St Oaks, Bumblegaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Utondara, Weburya, Lesinteil, Baltenlands, Sau Man Frescher, Ralphburg, HUElavia, Hypersensible Crybabies, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, The Two Jerseys, Santa Ofelia, Avalonica, Charloa, Nothanksbutseriously, Sumalyo, Page 53, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Vega Naothia, Vardanfel, The Worst army of, ChickenDome, Quh, Kervanosia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Compli, Marinho Islands, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Markla, Shefino, Royaltica, Dukin Donuts, LadyRebels, Laamiva, West Fallows, Alaninia, Kelshine, Well F, Melukhkha, Aschenburg, Odesseen, Efferalt, Eddonia, Courletnia, Idiono, Kedjens, East Lodge, Andinla, Midand, Concrete Slab, The Imperial Frost Federation, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Catillos, Myness, Myndia, Maerist, Tioloman, Trinennie, Bohenia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Readymade, Terreno Travato, South Caleblan, Merevane, Philippinia, New Juan Carlos Land, Tepertopia, Hakk Fiss, Brunier, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Venestralia, Laurus Altat, Ovkianos, Klobitien, Delian Gol, Solomini, Kaoia, Ofaria, Zataras, Alfama, Novum Sina, Seythennia, Rabbitz, Bod Wareenaland, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, Ubu Mimoki, Ostanasia, and Lesser kami-sama.

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