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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,756thMost Pacifist: 8,850thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,930th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
By The People For The People
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Somers

Population759 million

CapitalElena

Currencydollar
Animalswan

The Republic of Somers is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 759 million Somersians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elena. The average income tax rate is 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Somersian economy, worth 78.9 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 103,958 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, and citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somers's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Somers is ranked 187,750th in the world and 7th in Battenberg for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.27 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,756thMost Pacifist: 8,850thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,930thNicest Citizens: 9,576thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,859thMost Inclusive: 9,961stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,357thTop
10%
Safest: 11,461stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,607thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,435thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,670thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,783rdSmartest Citizens: 18,829thMost Cultured: 19,379thLowest Crime Rates: 19,769thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,855thMost Secular: 20,269thHealthiest Citizens: 20,481stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,485thMost Developed: 20,713th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Somers was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Somers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps.
  • : Following new legislation in Somers, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.

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