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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,158th Most Politically Free: 7,016th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,809th
The Actian State of
New York Times Democracy
Vincero
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Somner

Population1.995 billion

CapitalCaster City
LeaderDavid Cartwright
FaithCantuunism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalFlash Fox

The Actian State of Somner is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by David Cartwright with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.995 billion Actians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Law & Order, and Defense are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caster City. The average income tax rate is 9.3%.

The strong Actian economy, worth 135 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 67,780 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists outnumber citizens two to one, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Actian mussels the biggest in New Western Atlantic, and a New Western Atlantic Tourist Association survey has rated Somner #1 for number twos. Crime is well under control. Somner's national animal is the Flash Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cantuunism.

Somner is ranked 28,390th in the world and 181st in New Western Atlantic for Most Cultured, scoring 76 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,158thMost Politically Free: 7,016thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,809thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,650thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,686th
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Most Politically Free: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the region

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