by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,476th Most Politically Free: 7,304th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,594th
The Actian State of
New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.36 billion

LeaderDavid Cartwright

AnimalFlash Fox

The Actian State of Somner is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by David Cartwright with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.36 billion Actians 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 relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sopa. The average income tax rate is 9.7%.

The strong Actian economy, worth 158 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 67,102 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists outnumber citizens two to one, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Actian mussels the biggest in New Western Atlantic, and a New Western Atlantic Tourist Association survey has rated Somner #1 for number twos. Crime is almost non-existent. Somner's national animal is the Flash Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cantuunism.

Somner is ranked 104,706th in the world and 381st in New Western Atlantic for Most Income Equality, scoring 25.19 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,476thMost Politically Free: 7,304thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,594thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,916thMost Influential: 12,039thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,913thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,974th
Most Politically Free: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the region

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