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Most Subsidized Industry: 353rd Most Developed: 496th Highest Poor Incomes: 513th
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Arisen from the Darkness.
President Wilkiv
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Sovern

Population7.064 billion

CapitalValis
LeaderPresident Wilkiv

CurrencyVore
AnimalVelku Jay

The Federation of Sovern is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Wilkiv with an even hand, and notable for its closed borders, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cheerful population of 7.064 billion Soverns are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sovern economy, worth a remarkable 1,943 trillion Vores a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 275,176 Vores, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', Sovern's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Sovern's national animal is the Velku Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sovern is ranked 2,137th in the world and 2nd in Barbaria for Most Cultured, scoring 220 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 353rdMost Developed: 496thHighest Poor Incomes: 513thLongest Average Lifespans: 590thHighest Average Tax Rates: 699thMost Secular: 735thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 762ndLargest Governments: 801stLargest Information Technology Sector: 857thMost Advanced Public Education: 892ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 907thSmartest Citizens: 914thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 965thMost Inclusive: 1,039thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,116thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,186thNicest Citizens: 1,223rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,444thBest Weather: 1,510thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,717thLowest Crime Rates: 1,745thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,840thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,087thMost Cultured: 2,137thHighest Average Incomes: 2,183rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,367thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,025thSafest: 5,458thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,815thMost Efficient Economies: 6,148thRudest Citizens: 6,243rdHighest Economic Output: 6,503rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8,828thMost Income Equality: 11,061stMost Influential: 14,436thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,580th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, Sovern's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, third world countries are rich in "I Love Valis" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovern, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.

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