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The Kingdom of North East Somerset

North East Somerset was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 286


Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Balder


North East Somerset

Population36.256 billion

LeaderJacob Rees-Mogg

CurrencyGolden Sovereign
AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Kingdom of North East Somerset is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Jacob Rees-Mogg with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 36.256 billion Somersetians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. The average income tax rate is 1.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient North East Somersetian economy, worth a remarkable 5,980 trillion Golden Sovereigns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 164,963 Golden Sovereigns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

It's always rabbit season, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, most academic research has ground to a halt, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. North East Somerset's national animal is the Golden Pheasant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

North East Somerset is ranked 161,207th in the world and 5,961st in Balder for Largest Governments, scoring 9.7 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 570thMost Influential: 914thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 915thLargest Populations: 981stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,108thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,156thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,216thHighest Economic Output: 1,509thHighest Crime Rates: 1,988thFattest Citizens: 2,347thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,466thMost Stationary: 2,621stLargest Mining Sector: 3,184thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,327thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,195thMost Avoided: 6,655thLargest Black Market: 7,030thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,335thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,129thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,157thMost Armed: 9,174thLargest Retail Industry: 9,416thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,551stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,648thHighest Average Incomes: 11,385thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,775thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,178thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,585thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,611thMost Efficient Economies: 19,631stLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,296thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,440thSmartest Citizens: 21,771st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 46th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 52nd in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 93rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 114th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 122nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 217th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 230th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 272nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 314th in the regionMost Avoided: 329th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 349th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Armed: 400th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 412th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 431st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 440th in the regionNudest: 442nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 483rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 507th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 530th in the regionRudest Citizens: 533rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 600th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 699th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 753rd in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 255 » Raegis, Tomzilla, Wynnland, Yuledon, Kibraltaro, Tranzeet, The Free United Nations, Aelyria, Eramuscas, Domheid, Galbidah, Shinasania, Silage, Armgah, Inselkampfen, Jospint, Yorkshire and Northumbria, GODMODIA, Doughertania, The Silver Light, Vombatidae, Alposenia, Noders, Intergalactic Super Pandas, Shimbonil, Svartkladd, Truly Awsome, Personal Defense Force, Roctubiazan, Onder Kelkia, Tennhauser, Oxontonia, Fooooooooo, Velossia, Pacific Federal State, Qworld, Das-husland, Aedyrn, Rojio, Ictus, Wu Dynasty, Gallaecia Regnum, Kriegiersien, Jendis, Litchenstienen, Cocktail Waitresses, Ulrikandria, Oleiwin, Papolikayf, Rebellious Saints, and 205 others.New Solaurora, James Melee, Viktovia, Asinland, Azusa Pacifica Atlantis, Aquilor, New Kamakuri, Detlan Republic, Niems, Natural Sciences, Bestelesnia, Ussr11, Baeos, Escalia, The Nation Of Liberty, DatlofianEmpire, Fairmount, Boridia, Martanicca, Lone Leaf Republic, Spunkadopia, LordOd, Norilskia, Vetoland and Taome, Sommermanland, Needan, Antolovic, Precipia, Frankola, Ovelanare, Central Amygdala, Flixel, New Europe Union, Academy City Static, United Republics of Ninevah, Kokara, Sudslavija, Angialia, Qrion, New Mughal Empire, Mueslibar, Haisen Grenor, Pabloluka, Tretskivucia, Kambizi, Induye, Leopurra, Ofstaria, New Buckner, Freeedu, Iguana Islands, Vietilia, MC United, Cushti, Adregon, USALO, Qavria, Al Ista, The Union of Murica, Guangdong Socialist Republic, Neo-Manila, The Republic of Sloviskia, Mathesoniona, Aurorann, V217a, Daddy Rice, The English Regions, New World Greenland, Depressing Feelings, United polar bear republic, Experina, South Kuba Luba, Oronogo, Axmanie, The Vilkings, Kendell, Alvalero, Kareytopia, Indoeuropaische Lander, Durakem, Tangerang, Huijing, Aystrium, Djomingao, The Doctor and Mister Clever, Avalinaland, Japerlasa, Fjorvia, Mildum, Islansi, Great Union of Venezuela, The Larissa empire, Addisotopia, Anarchist Siberia, Bliqonia, New Giggles Town, Infinitecimal, Demotek, Curiovastum, United Counties of Roachware, Sebastia-Zachistan, Lasgana island, Greater Alanya, Wisteryia, The Imperial Empire of Yorkshire, Dark Dawn Empire, Thirk, Meravon, Nynphia, Grand Brabantia, Sterkspruit, Bonzolia, Veskeland, Livsnjutare, New Democratic Islands, Southern empire of Georgia, Capricornopia, Militarian Onega, New Dacia, Karsidistan, New Atharia, Luperkal, The Raider Isles, Hengyuania, AnubiaLaHotey, The Golden Foxes, Runuzit, Grand sakarya, Akorros, Zargovia, The Eastern Confederacy, Starilion, Belius, United Slavic Country, Smiler, Islayth, Eternal Pangaea, Jeppestahn, Promethium Prime, Jillopian, Integraltopia, The Norics, Giumdi, Rhendagar, Thebeytopia, Pronentia, The Deciduous Forest, Nunavuut, Remavas, Cistokia, Phillipsville, Fools, Sevlace, The Erased, Peoples Republic of GG, Civiate Pecunia, Blowing Trees, United Republic of Octadria, Lewanda, Zymph, Usthar, Thermain, Ventawa, Golgistia, SkalVinos, Joseviano, Bisquic, Ancrathia, Vying Jade, Green Paradise4, La Apodaca, Helpless Victims of Wealth, Monkaneria, Merneria, Croat-Slavonia, Lebenlauf, Yung City, Haerozoast Kritzistan, Miricano, Unitiz, Eastern Wyveil Strait, Toronina, Cailocana, Toesmm, United Socialist Republic of Euro, Military order of Pandora, Jatikusuma, Acadis, Liberal European Republic, Blitzkriegian Peoples, Pralef, The Peoples Republic of Terra, Severnyy Siberia, Soundgarten, Alefor, The Rabbit Cave, Baltia and Poland, The United Trolls, Yrskienne, Leaucra, Evexis, Xernistan, Stick Huts, San Arys, and Godwana.

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