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The Empire of The Solus

“solus tamen simul”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Solus

Population40 million

CurrencySolusian Coin
AnimalSolusian Silver Bobcat

The Empire of The Solus is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate population of 40 million Solusians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 58.5%.

The sizeable but inefficient Solusian economy, worth 1.17 trillion Solusian Coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,306 Solusian Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Solus's national animal is the Solusian Silver Bobcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Solus is ranked 204,399th in the world and 1,219th in 10000 Islands for Most Patriotic, with 4.46 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,343rdMost Pacifist: 12,356thTop
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Best Weather: 15,028thMost Primitive: 19,021stSafest: 19,796thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,056thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,685thNicest Citizens: 24,577th
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Most Primitive: 98th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Solus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment.
  • : The Solus was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, work stinks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee.
  • : Following new legislation in The Solus, tax avoidance is a serious affair.
  • : The Solus endorsed The ONCEness of Ilfarasia.

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