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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,160thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,401st
The United Soviet States of
Democratic Socialists
SOMURIAS NEVER DIED
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Somurias

Population575 million

CapitalSomur

CurrencyTarus
AnimalPhoenix

The United Soviet States of Somurias is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, compulsory military service, and ritual sacrifices. The devout population of 575 million Somuriasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Somur. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Somuriasian economy, worth 52.8 trillion Taruses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 91,837 Taruses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, the government loves seeing the little people fight, defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were, and increasing numbers of children in Somurias have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somurias's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Somurias is ranked 228,033rd in the world and 8,261st in the South Pacific for Best Weather, with 68 meters of sunlight.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 8,160thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,401stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,196thMost Influential: 9,211thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,911thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,195thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,730thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,794thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,119thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,600thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,045thMost Income Equality: 18,998thLowest Crime Rates: 19,319thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,863rdMost Subsidized Industry: 21,010thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,418thMost Inclusive: 22,951stLargest Governments: 23,230thMost Devout: 23,650th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 248th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 250th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 311th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 337th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 402nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 435th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 436th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 524th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 528th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 545th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 564th in the regionMost Devout: 596th in the regionMost Patriotic: 612th in the regionLargest Governments: 616th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 626th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 684th in the regionMost Influential: 698th in the regionMost Developed: 782nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 849th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 869th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 111 » Corgitopiaa, Yaravia, Nation States Cayo, Flaksis, Amerion, Holy Free, Osheiga, Nova Montron, Anatasha, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Shefino, Murelia, Beblahbleblo, Paganan, The Helleness, Tepertopia, The Solar System Scope, Drystar, Aidenfieeld, The naked people, Land Without Shrimp, Tsunamy, Nyxonia, NOMAYUKI, Yutogolan, Roulit, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Darakin, Hanguk-Nippon, Wehraboos, Abarri, Gonrati, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Bear Connors Paradiso, Arvan Irawer, The King Isle, Belschaft, Isokenzar, PenguinPies, Bawkie, New Plant, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Langburn, Zaelith, Si-topia, Sthalrim, Great Empire of Byzantium, The island of Sorna, Ancient Slobovia, The Guinean Coast, and 61 others.Unojo, Doraya, Sedunn, Haida Highlanders, FreeFishers, Rebel-topia, Shallow Creek, Aumeltopia, Bod Wareenaland, Lyland, Andrendia, Ambirich, Uvalor, Far Oneadia, Immund, Soem, Independent State of Arstotzka, Chernaya Zvezda, Calistan, Hatrunka, Proctethia, Cereskia 2, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, North Kanuckistan, Concrete Slab, Cranberron, JavaSiege, Capital-Neptune, Trickster Land, Qawe, Snowburg, Green Sofia, Vrigny, Tahmapsian Iran, PsiCorps, The Stickmin Empire, Arscanesia, RestartAll, Aresten, SaturnRings, Mustarania, Military matters, Antarctic Empires, Nivosea, Maid of Anarchy, Centristvill, Drew Durrnil, Transtemporal Shifts, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Tsvetania, Skaladoria, Respackjakenrhace, North Catimestistrianes, Techganet, Gaila, Avalonica, Kringalia, Malmsia, A Place Somewhere, Yavemaya, and The United Expanse.

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