By: Mark Barry
Somalilandsun – The Borderlands of South Somalia is a large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 75 million South Somalians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.5%.
The strong South Somalian economy, worth 4.20 trillion Somali Shillings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 56,031 Somali Shillings, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 543,260 per year while the poor average 278, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.
Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. South Somaliland’s national animal is the Hue.
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