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The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem

“Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.”

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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.36 billion Soemeosy hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 4.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 4,472 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,341 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, Pyt Snarkulton's Twitcher account is typically used to share Snark memes rather than government policy, and many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators. 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 15,578th in the world and 180th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 115.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Rebellious Youth: 79thHighest Crime Rates: 159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 197thMost Armed: 454thHealthiest Citizens: 575thMost Stationary: 583rdNicest Citizens: 592ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 628thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 637thBest Weather: 640thMost Secular: 731stMost Inclusive: 753rdMost Beautiful Environments: 782ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 815thRudest Citizens: 973rdMost Influential: 1,011thMost Pacifist: 1,118thSmartest Citizens: 1,216thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,312thMost Developed: 1,484thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,687thMost Cultured: 1,940thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,944thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,310thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,421stHighest Economic Output: 2,454thLargest Populations: 2,545thMost Efficient Economies: 2,914thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,109thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,965thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,637thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,600thHighest Drug Use: 15,578thLargest Black Market: 15,902ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,978thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,196thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,310th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Pacifist: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 61st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 62nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 82nd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 92nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 141st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 180th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 250th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 406th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 526th in the regionLargest Black Market: 534th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 560th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 731st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 739th in the region

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