The Republic of Soque
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Republic of Soque is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 306 million Soqueans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 8.4%.
The strong Soquean economy, worth 19.3 trillion Queses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Book Publishing. Average income is 63,200 Queses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.
The government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', and Elephant Seals are considered a delicacy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soque's national animal is the Elephant Seal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Soque's influence in Balder rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Soque was endorsed by The Spooky Minister of Zunden.
- : Following new legislation in Soque, Elephant Seals are considered a delicacy.
- : Soque was endorsed by The Dominion of Thus Sprach Zarathustra.
- : Soque was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Soque was endorsed by The United Nations of New Giggles Town.
- : Soque endorsed The Owl Principality of Fooooooooo.
- : Soque withdrew its endorsement from The Owl Principality of Fooooooooo.
- : Soque endorsed The United Nations of New Giggles Town.
- : Soque withdrew its endorsement from The Most Serene Republic of Barack Obama from Kenya.