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The Soviet Socialist Empire of Sorianora

“Workers of the world, Unite!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Bluecrown Keep



Population647 million

CapitalNew Russia City


The Soviet Socialist Empire of Sorianora is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 647 million Soviets are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Russia City. The average income tax rate is 38.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sorianoran economy, worth 76.8 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 118,765 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, the justice of Sorianora is considered superior to that of other nations, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment, and holidays are regarded as the most miserable time of the year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sorianora's national animal is the Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sorianora is ranked 215,373rd in the world and 43rd in Bluecrown Keep for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 10.83 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,447thTop
Most Secular: 2,521stMost Armed: 2,591stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,257thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,736thMost Avoided: 4,046thMost Conservative: 4,893rdMost Authoritarian: 5,146thLargest Mining Sector: 5,373rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,762ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,598thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,640thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,207thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,409thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,937thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,950thLargest Black Market: 15,770thMost Extreme: 19,662ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,469th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » The Dream of Kirby, The Mongo Empire, Archipelagica, and Plus Nova Imperii.

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