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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,840thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,507thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,781st
The All powerful state of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Every extreme is on the same team
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sonania

Population832 million

CapitalSonania city
Leadersonan

CurrencySonbuck
AnimalSonaroo

The All powerful state of Sonania is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by sonan with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, vat-grown people, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 832 million Sonanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sonania city. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Sonanian economy, worth 131 trillion Sonbucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 158,147 Sonbucks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 577,093 per year while the poor average 30,772, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

There is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, the nation's water should not be ingested while operating heavy machinery, no one over the age of 35 has the slightest clue what is going on, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sonania's national animal is the Sonaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sonania is ranked 16,575th in the world and 9th in Kartokistan for Most Authoritarian, with 3,332.05 milliStalins.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,840thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,507thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,781stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,383rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,629thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,696thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,481stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,015thNudest: 7,038thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,594thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,387thLargest Black Market: 9,124thMost Conservative: 11,112thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,813thMost Avoided: 12,269thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,141stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,575thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,711thMost Authoritarian: 16,575thLargest Mining Sector: 16,728thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,066thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18,518thLargest Governments: 19,158thLowest Crime Rates: 19,783rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,800thMost Efficient Economies: 20,350th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Sonania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Crushing Our Enemies".
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, no one over the age of 35 has the slightest clue what is going on.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, the nation's water should not be ingested while operating heavy machinery.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Sonania's influence in Kartokistan rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Sonania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, Sonania is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Sonania, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Dor Adanoth, New Luciannova, Arkoudan, Itgamy, and Nova Xallian.

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