by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 88thLeast Corrupt Governments: 169thHighest Crime Rates: 192nd
The Lucky Golden Holey People of
Left-Leaning College State
Cap the richest; tax 11.1'% top 11; 1.1'% next 100 etc.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population28.152 billion

CapitalSnark City
LeaderPyt Snarkulton


The Lucky Golden Holey People of Soem is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pyt Snarkulton with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.152 billion Soemeosy enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snark City. The average income tax rate is 20.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soemeon economy, worth a remarkable 4,261 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 common. Average income is an impressive 151,388 Ideas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, government bureaucrats devote many man-hours to trying to measure unquantifiables, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. 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 207,744th in the world and 7,679th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -58.77 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 88thLeast Corrupt Governments: 169thHighest Crime Rates: 192ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 243rdMost Secular: 526thHealthiest Citizens: 601stNicest Citizens: 616thMost Stationary: 618thMost Armed: 630thMost Compassionate Citizens: 632ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 676thMost Inclusive: 769thBest Weather: 807thMost Beautiful Environments: 880thMost Influential: 939thMost Cheerful Citizens: 985thMost Pacifist: 1,021stSmartest Citizens: 1,149thMost Developed: 1,346thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,598thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,738thRudest Citizens: 1,749thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,800thMost Cultured: 2,057thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,167thHighest Economic Output: 2,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,539thLargest Populations: 2,592ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,523rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,313thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,960thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,785thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,365thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,126thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,640thLargest Black Market: 15,459thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,078thLargest Governments: 20,116th
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 57th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 65th in the regionRudest Citizens: 68th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 79th in the regionMost Influential: 94th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 107th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 108th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 123rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 197th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 296th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 421st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 573rd in the regionLargest Governments: 579th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 692nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soem was endorsed by The Sultanate of Hakk Fiss.
  • : Soem was endorsed by The United Protectorate of Tepertopia.
  • : Soem was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, government bureaucrats devote many man-hours to trying to measure unquantifiables.
  • : Following new legislation in Soem, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Soem voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Soem voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Soem endorsed The Socialist Republic of New Juan Carlos Land.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 223 » Fudgetopia, Bergenu, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Bear Connors Paradiso, Tsunamy, Kiasu-ism, Drugged Monkeys, Ancient Slobovia, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Pencil Sharpeners 2, FreeFishers, Transtemporal Shifts, The United Expanse, The Solar System Scope, Luddinlande, Techganet, GI-Land, Erinor, PEPEP, Pax Dracon, Poopisiya, Auphelia, Oxsania, Moreana, Si-topia, Linguiniland, Centristvill, Lambdaland, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Gymnostan, Vincent Field, Darakin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Silmad, Aywhyou, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, and 173 others.Nova Montron, Saciu, New Briantown, Nankyoku Tairiku, Calistan, Great Andora, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Silberne Wache, Barabarom, Aguatania, Abarri, Cuuldere, USNE2018, Kandorith, Direwolf1, The Filippinas, Qvait, Herbert Island, Stoniamera, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Xandev, Whimichy, North Catimestistrianes, Crystal Creation, Dasko, Changolandia, Maeiland, The West Valley Mountains, Dereistic, PenguinPies, Amerion, Aurcania, Zaelith, Jennaterra, Drystar, Imperial Duck, Yeldarbsland, Omiri, Mapico, Empa Aserium, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Noveos, The Tecorogan Federation, Astraee, Madreia, V3rmont, Tilipria, Realms of Madness, The naked people, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Free Rad, Japanese Federal Republic, Serendiva, Greater Hyrulang, Fasire, Corgitopiaa, Terran Draconia, Iym Winterless, Bawkie, Holy Free, Votri, Farelonia, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Kholdan, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Breadandbutter, West Pastafaria, Barokah, InnWorm, Anserisa, The Plebeian States, Pamela And Hepatitis, St Oaks, Bumblegaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Utondara, Grubville, Weburya, Lesinteil, Baltenlands, Sau Man Frescher, Ralphburg, HUElavia, Hypersensible Crybabies, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, The Two Jerseys, Santa Ofelia, Avalonica, Malkotistan, Charloa, Nothanksbutseriously, Sumalyo, Page 53, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Vega Naothia, Vardanfel, The Worst army of, ChickenDome, The JessTown Islands, Quh, Kervanosia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Bhanak, Escanval, Compli, Marinho Islands, Starsight, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Nova Kobol, Markla, Shefino, Royaltica, Eden Contour, Dukin Donuts, LadyRebels, Laamiva, The Radanivans, West Fallows, Alaninia, Kelshine, Gardenia Azul, Well F, Melukhkha, Aschenburg, Odesseen, Efferalt, United States of Vietnam, Eddonia, Courletnia, Idiono, Kedjens, Temaseka, East Lodge, Andinla, Midand, Concrete Slab, White Bananistan, The Imperial Frost Federation, Gonrati, Official State of Landland, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Catillos, Myness, B H A R A T, Myndia, Sword of Summer, Djalia, Ameerricaa, Namhines, Maerist, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, Tioloman, Trinennie, Bohenia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Imperial Overmesingel, Readymade, Eirun Sol, Terreno Travato, South Caleblan, Merevane, Philippinia, New Juan Carlos Land, Tepertopia, and Hakk Fiss.

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