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The Republic of Soirwren

“Vigilance. Grace. Determination.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Soirwren

Population2.73 billion

CapitalSoigné

Currencycredit
Animaldeer

The Republic of Soirwren is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 2.73 billion Soirwrenians 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 large government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soigné. The average income tax rate is 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soirwrenian economy, worth 229 trillion credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 83,910 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Soirwrenian pirates, and refugees from other nations are flocking to Soirwren's border. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soirwren's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soirwren is ranked 18,849th in the world and 540th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 251.86 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 903rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,247thMost Influential: 2,631stBest Weather: 7,782ndTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,626thMost Developed: 10,264thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,620thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,653rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,816thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,862ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,131stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,229thHealthiest Citizens: 12,256thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,184th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionBest Weather: 237th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 252nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 276th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 283rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 285th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 298th in the regionMost Developed: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 335th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 346th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 351st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 361st in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 453rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 470th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 516th in the regionMost Stationary: 539th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 540th in the regionMost Secular: 555th in the regionLargest Black Market: 654th in the regionMost Inclusive: 661st in the region

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