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South Simongo

Population2.177 billion

CapitalLignum Caelo
Leaderderek the maveric

CurrencyFlanian Pobble Bead
AnimalAmeglian Major Cow

The Democratic Republic of South Simongo is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by derek the maveric with an even hand, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate population of 2.177 billion South Simongoans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lignum Caelo. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped South Simongoan economy, worth 83.7 trillion Flanian Pobble Beads a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Furniture Restoration industry. Average income is 38,468 Flanian Pobble Beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants, and fat-shaming is now public policy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Simongo's national animal is the Ameglian Major Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

South Simongo is ranked 152,605th in the world and 42nd in Evergreen Conifer for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6.86 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Inclusive: 5,037thMost Pacifist: 5,140thBest Weather: 6,133rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,581stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,054thSafest: 7,640thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,115thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,223rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,339thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,725thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,196thNicest Citizens: 10,392ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,526thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,545thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,555thMost Income Equality: 13,957thMost Cultured: 15,047thLargest Governments: 15,749th
Most Primitive: 1st in the region

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