by Max Barry

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The United States of Greater Somalia

“For my clan”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The East Pacific


Greater Somalia

Population33.075 billion



The United States of Greater Somalia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mareexaan with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 33.075 billion Somalis are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The relatively small, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mogadishu. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Somali economy, worth an astonishing 16,601 trillion Shillings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 501,934 Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bins outnumber trees in city parks, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Lion Dung" has been declared a national treasure, billions of Shillings are spent to take high-quality photos of the Lion Nebula, and it is often said that only Mareexaan could bring down Dàguó. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Somalia's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Greater Somalia is ranked 23,423rd in the world and 908th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 76.33 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Smartest Citizens: 14thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thHighest Poor Incomes: 25thLargest Publishing Industry: 27thMost Cultured: 33rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 62ndMost Rebellious Youth: 67thLeast Corrupt Governments: 68thSafest: 91stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 92ndMost Secular: 92ndHighest Economic Output: 98thMost Scientifically Advanced: 133rdMost Developed: 177thMost Pacifist: 197thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 211thLongest Average Lifespans: 221stHighest Average Incomes: 236thMost Inclusive: 261stMost Efficient Economies: 281stMost Beautiful Environments: 294thMost Stationary: 381stLargest Governments: 411thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 452ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 575thHealthiest Citizens: 604thMost Advanced Public Education: 939thLowest Crime Rates: 940thLargest Populations: 963rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,728thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,950thMost Income Equality: 2,274thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,442ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,785thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,543rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,260thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,799thTop
Most Influential: 9,303rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,281stLargest Welfare Programs: 12,821stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,215th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 43rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 59th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 82nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 112th in the regionMost Income Equality: 136th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 219th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 326th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 494th in the regionMost Politically Free: 566th in the regionMost Extreme: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, it is often said that only Mareexaan could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, billions of Shillings are spent to take high-quality photos of the Lion Nebula.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Lion Dung" has been declared a national treasure.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, Greater Somalia's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, policy reversals are more often graceful demi-détournés than u-turns.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Somalia, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.


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