by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 67thHighest Crime Rates: 146thLargest Information Technology Sector: 158th
The Freople of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
Wealth tax, cap the richest (10% top 10, 1% next 100)
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population32.504 billion

CapitalSnarf City
LeaderPyt Snarfulton


The Freople of Soem is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pyt Snarfulton with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 32.504 billion Soemeosy enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snarf City. The average income tax rate is 4.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 6,073 trillion Ideas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 186,844 Ideas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The atmosphere in Soemeon boardrooms is turning more gay, schoolchildren are divided over Pyt Snarfulton's "Why Tigers are Cooler than Lions" speech, the government has embraced apartheid, and internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Soemeon weed picker are way up. 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 Snarf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soem is ranked 268,060th in the world and 10,611th in the South Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -37.52 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 67thHighest Crime Rates: 146thLargest Information Technology Sector: 158thLeast Corrupt Governments: 169thMost Armed: 429thMost Secular: 480thMost Stationary: 537thHealthiest Citizens: 542ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 618thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 643rdNicest Citizens: 657thHighest Food Quality: 670thMost Inclusive: 709thBest Weather: 723rdRudest Citizens: 777thMost Compassionate Citizens: 789thMost Beautiful Environments: 815thMost Scientifically Advanced: 926thSmartest Citizens: 938thMost Pacifist: 1,195thMost Influential: 1,200thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,258thMost Developed: 1,571stMost Cultured: 1,698thHighest Economic Output: 1,848thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,931stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,035thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,326thLargest Populations: 2,433rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,553rdTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,113thHighest Average Incomes: 9,086thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,866thNudest: 11,944thTop
Largest Black Market: 15,762ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,330thLargest Governments: 21,354thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,056th
Most Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 39th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 61st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 103rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 192nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 213th in the regionNudest: 243rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 244th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 289th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 292nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 530th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 534th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 586th in the regionLargest Governments: 597th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 679th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 837th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was endorsed by The Socialist Empire of Somurias.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Soemeon weed picker are way up.
  • : Soem endorsed The Socialist Empire of Somurias.
  • : Soem endorsed The Confederacy of Los estados confederates de Mexico.
  • : Soem endorsed The Holy Ecclesiarch of Saint Cinder.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the government has embraced apartheid.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, schoolchildren are divided over Pyt Snarfulton's "Why Tigers are Cooler than Lions" speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, the atmosphere in Soemeon boardrooms is turning more gay.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, corrupt paupers spend taxpayer Ideas on liquor and tobacco.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 229 » Fudgetopia, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Transtemporal Shifts, The Solar System Scope, GI-Land, Pax Dracon, Auphelia, Moreana, Centristvill, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Gymnostan, Darakin, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Nova Montron, Calistan, North Kanuckistan, Beepee, Isokenzar, Abarri, USNE2018, Herbert Island, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Xandev, Changolandia, Maeiland, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Amerion, Zaelith, Drystar, Mapico, Noveos, The naked people, and 179 others.Bleakfoot, Fasire, Corgitopiaa, Bawkie, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Bumblegaria, Ralphburg, The Two Jerseys, The Worst army of, Shefino, Dukin Donuts, Laamiva, Aschenburg, Andinla, Midand, Concrete Slab, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Myness, Myndia, Tioloman, Bohenia, Western Fardelshufflestein, South Caleblan, Tepertopia, Phanama, Bod Wareenaland, Yellunstryer, Steviland, Blondiesland, Myhomecountry, Treir, Holota, Truskawkoland, Canmore, Eddonia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Proctethia, NIGHTRAY, Westenhald, Arvan Irawer, Freedoom, Oxyliteral, The Island of Sorna, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Rectionk, United States of Belvaria, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Kiani, Beblahbleblo, New Sanet, Moridine, Danily, Anatasha, Linguiniland, Indolos, New Plant, Drew Durrnil, Tyflugian, Skaladoria, Saciu, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Evaburn, Yaravia, GERMAN EMPIER, Uvalor, Land of Mari, Malmsia, Photoplier, The Imperial Of Notsep, Aurcania, Nomayuki, Andrendia, Flaksis, Venezia Pacifica, Centia Deran, Immund, Cereskia 2, Ambirich, The Haughtherlands, Piscantium, Arscanesia, Farelonia, Unojo, Ostavaria, PsiCorps, The Akian Islands, Achemar, Kanatian Percocet, Stephastan, Valansten, Cucutenium, Chernaya Zvezda, Eleuthelrium, Kantamaria, The Woragopiria, Makinius, Erstavik, Willing Mind, Ever Testing, Saohoa, Nori Natto, Paganan, Ipugao, Great Lothian, Berusturg, Mavenu, Uunited Islands, Bonobiana, The Dalmaric Coast, Brazilian impero2, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Shintoese, Esterwood, Figlandia, Gracca, Martiland, The republic of Konsa, New American Dictatorship, Leimarite Empire, Altnavia, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Froshar, Auviantan Outh Islands, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, Greneria, Cilibia, Karimata, New Crownea, Akimera, Khal Papax, ARIAPOLIS01, Antwerpen1, Gennaretia, Shadeth, Evinea, LadyRebels, Arugan, Driodal, Lile Ulie Islands, Taigama, Rhetiaa, South Pacifican Kilendjj, Nouvel Empire, Al Madhaa, Dakalian, Sapoe, No moking, MaPetiteFille, TescoPepsi, South Pernambuco, Jaydenland4, Los Rodeos, Numano, East Papas Fritas, Respackjakenrhace, The Republic of Everleigh, Silmad, Goom Bay, Conexia, Ardenswije, Blucroix, Delthorensdale, Ugranda, Zamkadishi, Superlols, Luli Safari, Emeliana, BEEstreetz, San Arcadio, Greater New Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Crudia, Stoinia, Brania State, Noutoshi, and Somurias.