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The Republic of Suomers

“God, Homeland, Liberty”

Category: Anarchy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population542 million


The Republic of Suomers is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, barren, inhospitable landscape, and deadly medical pandemics. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 542 million Suomersians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education and Defense are also considered important, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Suomersian economy, worth 73.6 trillion deniers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 135,703 deniers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 715,973 per year while the poor average 13,682, a ratio of 52.3 to 1.

Counselors diagnose their clients with motherboard complexes, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, and the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Suomers's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Suomers is ranked 104,171st in the world and 4,345th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,764.15 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,273rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,576thRudest Citizens: 1,708thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,765thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,938thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,002ndFattest Citizens: 2,182ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,749thMost Armed: 3,435thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,478thMost Influential: 3,646thMost Avoided: 3,648thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,716thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,726thLargest Mining Sector: 5,905thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,379thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,591stMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,237thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 14,021stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,190thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,750thMost Efficient Economies: 15,119thHighest Drug Use: 15,385thMost Pro-Market: 16,194thHighest Average Incomes: 17,991stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,429thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,131stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,427th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 57th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 61st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 66th in the regionFattest Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 102nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 111th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Armed: 128th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 136th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 171st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 219th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 223rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 247th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 360th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 421st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 476th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 485th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 577th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 581st in the regionMost Extreme: 601st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 662nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 782nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 873rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 878th in the regionMost Politically Free: 946th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Suomers was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Atlunartemis.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high.
  • : Suomers was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Ootasa.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, counselors diagnose their clients with motherboard complexes.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises.
  • : Following new legislation in Suomers, the most popular stadium acts are one-off performances.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 171 » Lulubellia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Hardscrabble, Aerilia, Koda-Land, The Rhein States, Orado, Svenskskit, Bankowiata, Notyoutopia, Great Bights Mum, Omnistria, Illusia and Neverendia, Dabarastan, Slyakanya, Yaorozu, Nalver And, Ethnon, Maratabat, Republica Guilleana, Kragsgale, Valentine Z, Hyphen, Hamerica, Guer Aike, Interdimensional Zone, Shibutani, Landestian, Zzozona, Zyvetskistaahn, Dreadton, Patrician, Keurig Machines, Former English Colony, Runeda, Corfad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Siwale, Selfgradatude, Bharathvarsh, New Lakemba, Territorio di Nessuno, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Libertania Democratica, Star Kingdom, Kocherian, Empy, Kazoo Basin, Pytong, Sundred, and 121 others.Xentherida, North Bratislava, Pallaith, Cretox State, Navsland, Sikol, The Pantheons, Wilkshire, El Fiji Grande, Planes, Nodnarb, Sunto, Climeria, Dar es Saalam, Imperial Pieserged, 1 very fast endotarter, Fauzjhia, WeKnow, Yokciq Empire, Port Naga, The Endless Eventide, Sevinland, Loutsland, Darkmondoria, The Serdey Islands, Kranostav, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Madjack, Muqatil, Ravendi, Draconian Progression, East Akra, His Enduring Majesty, Moneyflows, Pasargad, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Sil Dorsett, Seenvorland, Galbadiana, Votak Matim, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Simone Republic, Sachi, KhalChicken, Daiz, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Andexia, Wisconsota, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Xipher, Barabolia, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Crusadam, Chips and Guac, Texanz, Otakus and Weebs, Valgarda, Vesteysia, Venicea, Odelinor, Greater Afroeurasia, Clan Spaniel, Kromi, Francois Isidore, Travislavania, Figyjharli, Svenskan, Free Salvation, Minich, Maott, Heilhum Imperius, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Ice and Tinian, The Ultimate Republic, Duryanistan, Dangine, Aryan Homeland, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Servilis, Xagill, Yellops, Tyirza, Super Girl, Holy Oranz, BTProductions, Alorca, Xyrron, Uzbek Khan, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Baba Zace, My chest is flat, Alexander the Magnus, Korean-Joseon, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, Cajland, ForestMythal, Godwanna, Religioncord, Centrialand, Siberian Workforce, Britle, Seanat, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, Ootasa, and Atlunartemis.