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The Republic of Soutan

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Category: New York Times Democracy
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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.

Soutan is ranked 86,505th in the world and 4,280th in The North Pacific for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,722.74 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,563rdTop
Most Influential: 4,464thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,669thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,743rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,551stTop
Largest Retail Industry: 16,410thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,149thMost Inclusive: 18,192ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,931stLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,653rdSmartest Citizens: 20,831stNicest Citizens: 20,911thMost Secular: 22,324thHighest Food Quality: 22,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,009thHighest Poor Incomes: 24,959thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,487thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,704thMost Developed: 27,026th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 209th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 598th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 689th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 860th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 937th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 958th in the regionMost Influential: 974th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 985th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,001st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,009th in the regionMost Secular: 1,045th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,060th in the regionNicest Citizens: 1,109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,129th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,157th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,190th in the regionMost Developed: 1,279th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,307th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,312th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,326th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1,329th in the region

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