The Autonomous States of Sowia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Nexus with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.405 billion Machines are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sector Savan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Mechanical economy, worth 256 trillion DCS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 182,571 DCS, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 724,150 per year while the poor average 31,084, a ratio of 23.3 to 1.
No-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', the nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness, and mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sowia's national animal is the Cockroach, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Irreligious.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, mournful opera fans place bouquets of roses at a 3000 capacity parking lot.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, the nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu'.
- : Sowia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, military doctrine says not to open fire until you see the "beady little eyes" of Johnny Foreigner.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Mechanical Liberator".
- : Sowia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
- : Following new legislation in Sowia, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.