by Max Barry

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Most Cultured: 1,649thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,212thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,365th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
God's in His heaven, all's right with the world
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population10.617 billion

CapitalNew Sonic


The Republic of -Sonic- is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sonic with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.617 billion -Sonic-ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sonic. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient -Sonic-ian economy, worth a remarkable 2,028 trillion Gems a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 191,101 Gems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children seem to be getting better at lying these days, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income. Crime is totally unknown. -Sonic-'s national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zuiunism.

-Sonic- is ranked 101,895th in the world and 3,842nd in Osiris for Most Average, scoring 37.66 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Cultured: 1,649thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,212thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,435thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,461stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,633rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,653rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,689thHealthiest Citizens: 2,768thLargest Governments: 3,016thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,104thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,128thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,142ndMost Developed: 3,452ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,569thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,703rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,859thNicest Citizens: 3,867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,154thSmartest Citizens: 4,542ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,545thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,149thLowest Crime Rates: 5,487thBest Weather: 5,949thHighest Average Incomes: 7,156thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,221stHighest Economic Output: 7,324thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,362ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,946thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,243rdMost Inclusive: 8,821stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,709thMost Influential: 15,754thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,551stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,654th
Most Cultured: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 116th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 119th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 124th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 127th in the regionLargest Governments: 131st in the regionMost Developed: 138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 147th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 150th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 151st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 157th in the regionNicest Citizens: 167th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 204th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 222nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 246th in the regionMost Influential: 268th in the regionBest Weather: 285th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 293rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 312th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 327th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 331st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 346th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 364th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 399th in the regionMost Inclusive: 462nd in the regionMost Stationary: 576th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : -Sonic-'s influence in Osiris fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : -Sonic-'s influence in Osiris rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, children seem to be getting better at lying these days.
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots.
  • : -Sonic- was endorsed by The Violet Vizier of Valerievna.
  • : Following new legislation in -Sonic-, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : -Sonic- was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 9 » Lukatonia, Tethys 13, Aragon AI, Rigels Light, Uncute, Theimpaler, Wymondham, Helperness, and Valerievna.

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