Most Valuable International Artwork: 352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 369thMost Primitive: 446th
The Astera's Flag Nation of
Father Knows Best State
Finally a Sensible voice
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Somersmead

Population36.864 billion

CapitalSomersmead City
LeaderSharky
FaithInactivity

CurrencyChat
AnimalNowie

The Astera's Flag Nation of Somersmead is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sharky with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, prohibition of alcohol, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 36.864 billion Somersmeadians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Somersmead City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Somersmeadian economy, worth a remarkable 4,591 trillion Chats a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 124,545 Chats, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

War vets look after war animals, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, no one gossips with Sharky during diplomatic summits, and belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Somersmead's national animal is the Nowie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Inactivity.

Somersmead is ranked 23,849th in the world and 11th in Testregionia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 290,655 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 369thMost Primitive: 446thLargest Black Market: 582ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 618thLargest Populations: 813thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,918thHighest Economic Output: 2,382ndTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,508thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,056thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,678thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,692ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,846thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,605thMost Secular: 6,632ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,693rdTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,478thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,638thMost Efficient Economies: 14,600thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,078thLowest Crime Rates: 17,382ndLargest Governments: 17,464thMost Cultured: 18,575thHighest Average Incomes: 21,651stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,409thMost Influential: 23,670thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,849th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Somersmead was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Somersmead was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Somersmead's influence in Testregionia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Somersmead lodged a message on the Testregionia Regional Message Board.
  • : Somersmead's influence in Testregionia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Somersmead was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Somersmead's influence in Testregionia rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Following new legislation in Somersmead, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersmead, no one gossips with Sharky during diplomatic summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Somersmead, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.

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