by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,759th Most Politically Free: 7,090th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,846th
The Actian State of
New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.043 billion

CapitalCaster City
LeaderDavid Cartwright

AnimalFlash Fox

The Actian State of Somner is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by David Cartwright with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.043 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 tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Environment are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caster City. The average income tax rate is 9.3%.

The strong Actian economy, worth 138 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 67,778 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 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 well under control. 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 54,106th in the world and 125th in New Western Atlantic for Most Pro-Market, scoring 54.33 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,759thMost Politically Free: 7,090thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,846thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,666thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,905th
Most Politically Free: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the region

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