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The Kingdom of North East Somerset


Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Balder


North East Somerset

Population32.479 billion

LeaderSir Anthony Waldegrave

CurrencyGolden Sovereign
AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Kingdom of North East Somerset is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sir Anthony Waldegrave with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 32.479 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, with Welfare and Spirituality not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient North East Somersetian economy, worth a remarkable 5,738 trillion Golden Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 176,677 Golden Sovereigns, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, it's always rabbit season, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and most academic research has ground to a halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-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 54,111th in the world and 1,601st in Balder for Most Politically Free, scoring 69.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 314thMost Influential: 573rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 787thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 859thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 980thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,037thLargest Populations: 1,044thHighest Economic Output: 1,152ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,425thTop
Fattest Citizens: 1,897thMost Armed: 2,108thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,134thLargest Mining Sector: 2,214thMost Stationary: 2,990thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,159thMost Avoided: 3,465thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,095thLargest Black Market: 4,218thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,252ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,902ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,143rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,042ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,051stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,259thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,054thNudest: 8,484thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,017thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,084thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,841stRudest Citizens: 13,178thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,985th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 56th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 76th in the regionFattest Citizens: 98th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 99th in the regionMost Armed: 102nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 105th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 175th in the regionMost Avoided: 184th in the regionLargest Black Market: 215th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 220th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 257th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 310th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 323rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 355th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 380th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 383rd in the regionNudest: 387th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 425th in the regionRudest Citizens: 430th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 466th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 511th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 273 » Odirnamat, Zarax, Raegis, Tomzilla, Wynnland, Illand, Myrensis, N0ble, Bytore, Demotek, Yuledon, Kibraltaro, The English Regions, Voids, Tranzeet, The Free United Nations, Aelyria, Shaone, The Imperium Scion, First Founders, Eramuscas, Domheid, ThisStateIsAwesome, Pabloluka, The new colonies of Nocturnal Verse, Galbidah, Stick Huts, Topkeks, Shinasania, Tanxer, Ultimundus, Noth, Stephine21, Silage, Armgah, Sommnus, Inselkampfen, Jospint, Yorkshire and Northumbria, GODMODIA, Flobos, Doughertania, The Silver Light, Northern Cantons, Vombatidae, Phalnia, Grumpystan, Vicurnum, Alposenia, Nueva Gaudria, and 223 others.Nolangradskya, Estea, Noders, Cmawizard1, The Dust Bowl Republic, Bhodjos, Nichole Leo, Intergalactic Super Pandas, Rogue Shadows, Hian, Shimbonil, Samicana, Barack Obama from Kenya, United States of Almania, Solhand, Dyfrix, Svartkladd, Comuni, Cheesebecistan, Mttspiii, Truly Awsome, Letzenburg, Khon, Underground Ruins, Sexual-Deviants, Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena, Personal Defense Force, ANGERYISTS, Groot-Ievenburg, LithuaniCon, Muspellhiem, Aegesia, Roctubiazan, Onder Kelkia, Teldra, Jainun, Alvalero, Tennhauser, Akorros, Oxontonia, Fooooooooo, Soulmastah, Norilskia, New Paynedom, Anti Religious States, Meeshopolis, New Giggles Town, Saigonsin, Aeschlandia, Elthicshire, Velossia, The Bhamas, Ivannlandia, Alienmarky, Huskos, Pacific Federal State, Repion, Qworld, The Nordic 5, Ausbel, Dearic, NatSynd Gang, Estrary, Das-husland, Parlton, Nuttland, Aedyrn, Castillano, Creative Thinkers, The Rising Sun of Doom, Rojio, The Panslavic Empire, Suppytopialandia, Ictus, Fenfang, Wu Dynasty, Novum Futurum, Drakkar Unitary Absolutist, East Head, Crainia, Gallaecia Regnum, Magpri, Antalayana, The Golden Foxes, Aki Zeta, Serrated Shield, Ghiblitonoke, Dystopian Run, Oddonter, Newstro, Phoenixlore, Grungeheads, Anoidach, Red Zone 8, IslamicIndonesia, Lugus Triune, Kriegiersien, Republic of Brescia, Ademus, Ebonhand 2, Laoratio, Ryan Coast, Attelooch, Patriamori, Rolandsland, GoodPlaces, Gioria, Hasconia, Theusian, Jorro, Nox Maxum, Apophiss, Jendis, North Fakita, Runne, The TSOSO Lunch Table, Kaiyota, WaffleIcecream, Litoa, Draklexicon, Litchenstienen, Dopatopia, Lucus, Humbertini, Nozway, Munspaginopia, Maggestan, Kleindienstan, East Scobelo, Vantom, Cocktail Waitresses, Onionland and Cauliflowernia, Serate Cariet, Pajonia, Celebi, Neo Ancient Rome, Mory Dylo, State kingdom, NeoXoleria, Ulrikandria, Pan-Pacific States, Nosyk, Bobcatia, Amaskagahi Tsiaqua, Khurainn, Mzilikazi, Polymenia, Scaven, Sebek, Capitalist Europeans, Korovostapol, Monvenia, Neo Machia, United Empire of Arevaan, Garecious, Unia Slazalan, Papua New-Guinea, Losthaven, Taskerajistan, Sweedenn, Ussr11, Oleiwin, Canadberg, And Sovereignty of ME, Spiridus, Quintopolas, New Kylandia, Papolikayf, Scourbasth, Republic of GI, Drigojan, Vamperiall, Isuron, New Raria, Namit96, Alex Sanctum Salvator, Korvias, Stone Age Electricians, Troleventia, Regimominire, Hoosier Counties, Dakran, Warifale, Sergowana, Adriatican, The Republic Insula, Asdfasdfasdf, Colanadar, Mountainous Pamirstan, Shristhanak, Kingdom of moratrion, Rebellious Saints, Boofian, MC United, Zelcia Royaume, Bigoted Libertarians, Nadhakaraj, The Griffion, Quinn Free State, Klaisur, Dumb ol Texas, StarWithACircleia, Lusigal, Nedland Isles, Lavenlaar, Zemula, Freedomistheanswer, CFS Nation, Extopiopolis, New Solaurora, Krieg Primaris, Agaska, Operattanne Islands, Hezapotamia, Ristol, Greek Republics, Sudslavija, Zunden, Hoflor, Great Roderic, Suur-Helsinki, Cooperstate, and The Cinder Plains.
WA update pending: Nation has 271 verified endorsements.

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