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The Queendom of Cecilly

“By their fruits you shall know them”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population14.578 billion

CapitalSilversteel Citadel
LeaderSilversteel Valkyrie Cecilly
Faiththe Will of the Self

AnimalLunar Cat

The Queendom of Cecilly is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Silversteel Valkyrie Cecilly with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.578 billion Cecilites hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Welfare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silversteel Citadel. The average income tax rate is 20.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cecilian economy, worth a remarkable 4,351 trillion Drachamas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 298,463 Drachamas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cecilian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast. Crime is totally unknown. Cecilly's national animal is the Lunar Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Will of the Self.

Cecilly is ranked 4,778th in the world and 52nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Influential, scoring 15,365 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Inclusive: 126thLargest Information Technology Sector: 154thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 164thMost Cultured: 166thHealthiest Citizens: 201stLargest Publishing Industry: 212thMost Compassionate Citizens: 259thMost Developed: 266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 267thMost Secular: 269thLongest Average Lifespans: 302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 364thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 367thNicest Citizens: 378thMost Pacifist: 399thSmartest Citizens: 421stLeast Corrupt Governments: 484thBest Weather: 485thMost Rebellious Youth: 581stMost Valuable International Artwork: 681stRudest Citizens: 847thHighest Poor Incomes: 855thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,157thSafest: 1,203rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,997thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,365thLowest Crime Rates: 2,922ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,663rdMost Influential: 4,778thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,123rdLargest Governments: 6,146thMost Efficient Economies: 7,252ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,811thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,580thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,191stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,358thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,514thLargest Populations: 15,142ndMost Stationary: 15,179thLargest Retail Industry: 17,985thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,643rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,408th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionMost Stationary: 142nd in the regionLargest Governments: 149th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 227th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 233rd in the regionLargest Populations: 269th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 288th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 300th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 320th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 320th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 385th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 517th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 626th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 633rd in the regionNudest: 634th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cecilly was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, Cecilian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, the deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Cecilly, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels.


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