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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,655thMost Armed: 2,511thLowest Crime Rates: 2,673rd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Virtus per aequalitatem Dei
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sovende

Population4.702 billion

CapitalArditi
LeaderArbiter

CurrencyFlorin
AnimalRaven

The Empire of Sovende is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Arbiter with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.702 billion Sovendeans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arditi. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Sovendean economy, worth 745 trillion Florins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 158,497 Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme, gun-wielding criminals always wear appropriate eye and ear protection, and exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sovende's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sovende is ranked 234,809th in the world and 139th in The Wolf Clan for Fattest Citizens, with 4.6 Obesity Rate.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,655thTop
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Most Armed: 2,511thLowest Crime Rates: 2,673rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,696thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,701stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,968thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,982ndLargest Governments: 4,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,227thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,443rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,151stMost Developed: 6,315thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,481stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,862ndBest Weather: 6,988thSafest: 7,175thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,482ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,106thSmartest Citizens: 9,152ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,554thMost Secular: 10,962ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,253rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,453rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,854thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,494thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,777th
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Safest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies".
  • : Sovende's influence in The Wolf Clan rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, gun-wielding criminals always wear appropriate eye and ear protection.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, puppies given out free in marketing promotions are often tossed straight into the trash.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Sovende, foreign leaders who don't applaud Arbiter's speeches are regarded as enemies of Sovende.
  • : Sovende lodged a message on the The Wolf Clan Regional Message Board.
  • : Sovende withdrew its endorsement from The Machiavellian State of Gothic Vandelia.

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