The Republic of Soutan
“Nationstates and Friendship”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Sprat
The Republic of Soutan is a massive, safe nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.213 billion Soutanians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soutanpolis. The average income tax rate is 38.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Soutanian economy, worth 132 trillion dins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 108,852 dins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.
People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, populations of two-headed national animals have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, and strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Soutan's national animal is the national animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Friendly Christian Republic of Russila.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Windy Skies of Neptunian Military Administration.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Federation of Stud Hoy.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Empire of Exkosia.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Federated Empire of New-Ferytland.
- : Soutan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The People's Republic of Smithsonia.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Liberated State of Salvo Republic.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Antipodea and Allies.
- : Soutan was endorsed by The Republic of Iukatia.
Endorsements Received: 134 » Aerilia, Shibutani, Varisland, Tachycardia, Pazair, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, PotatoFarmers, Ardonii, Federation Terra Australis, Notyoutopia, Aenglaland, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Myrenia, Sojenre, Great Bights Mum, Hulldom, Dreadton, Corfad, Hardscrabble, Siwale, Ellbonnia, The Erie Doctrine, Cobolica, Yaorozu, Constantinolia, ForestMythal, Hoppem, Napnap, Pallaith, Sunto, Laurendon, Kwaj, Q w e r t y, Former English Colony, KAP03land, New Lakemba, Loutsland, North Bratislava, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Seanat, Card Kingdom, Wilkshire, Kastonvia, Waystar Fujiwara International, Ohiyo, Regallio, Ethnon, Sil Dorsett, and 84 others.Ayuzhhhhh, Filibustra, Kranostav, Bongo Mountain, Frances Francis the First of France, Xagill, Steampunk Ariel, Maott, Orado, Plangainer, New Trisone, Tyirza, Valiacorkit, Omicron Persei V111, United States of Dictators, Wineclaw, Galbadiana, Libertarianists States, Wisconsota, Inspiratus, Oannia, Prevaland, Heilhum Imperius, Pinguioris, Selfgradatude, Pinky Queen, Capablanca, Piura, Toilet Man, Omnistria, Zyvetskistaahn, Praestania, Testnation223, Miyasaka, Communist Beijing Must be China, Kandorith, Surb Clant, Unshleepd, Ishtimbine, Scroplia, Sechiole, Hopenadya, 1 very fast endotarter, Meadowfields, Antiyard, Individualist Catopia, Cowbridge, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, SteelFists, The Austro Germanic Union, Merconitonitopia, Neo Santos, Riocht mor Daraen, Ovekisu, Runeda, The Arverni Lands, Guslantis, Choi Aeguka, Chipoli, Parpyduckland, Kurkmeistan, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Davidianian, Intion North, Radicaster, Wolffoxia, GrayingOut, Liberate World Order, The Serdey Islands, King Rainbow Cat, Alqaran, Greater Cesnica, Idotistanistan, Tsandonown, New Soges, Iukatia, Antipodea and Allies, Smithsonia, New-Ferytland, Exkosia, Stud Hoy, Neptunian Military Administration, and Russila.