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The Type 23 Frigate of HMS Somerset

“Representative of North East Somerset”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Type 23 Frigate of HMS Somerset is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 29.051 billion HMS Somersetians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Welfare, with Environment, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. The average income tax rate is 17.2%.

The very strong HMS Somersetian economy, worth a remarkable 1,047 trillion Sovereigns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 36,067 Sovereigns, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed, the government is avowedly atheist, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. HMS Somerset's national animal is the Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

HMS Somerset is ranked 122,827th in the world and 4,149th in Balder for Most Patriotic, with 12.17 flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Populations: 3,370thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,450thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,396thHighest Economic Output: 20,048thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,239thMost Politically Free: 26,807th
Largest Populations: 81st in the regionMost Politically Free: 228th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 484th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 618th in the regionMost Stationary: 679th in the region

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