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The Knights Templar of Dylar

“Deus Vult!” Knight Listig

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Dylar

Population8.223 billion

CapitalNew Jerusalem
LeaderKnight Listig
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyDoubloon
AnimalEagle

The Knights Templar of Dylar is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Knight Listig with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.223 billion Dylarians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 68.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Dylarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,016 trillion Doubloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 123,579 Doubloons, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Dylar to be bombproof, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, Dylarian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and astronauts take one small step for Dylar and one giant step backward from confrontation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dylar's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Dylar is ranked 124,457th in the world and 4,967th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 38.57 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Devout: 184thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,279thTop
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Most Influential: 1,691stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,103rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,734thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,015thNicest Citizens: 4,209thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,904thMost Efficient Economies: 5,323rdMost Cultured: 5,427thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,875thTop
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Most Stationary: 9,382ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,922ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,873rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,802ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,757thMost Developed: 14,115thHighest Economic Output: 14,243rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,962ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,617th
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Most Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 37th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionNicest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Cultured: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Stationary: 179th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 181st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 229th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 237th in the regionLargest Populations: 282nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 301st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 323rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 334th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 346th in the regionMost Developed: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 441st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 476th in the regionLargest Governments: 477th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 501st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 523rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 599th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 638th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 663rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dylar was endorsed by The Colony of Annie60.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, astronauts take one small step for Dylar and one giant step backward from confrontation.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, Dylarian husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Dylar to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, the New Jerusalem XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of Dylar.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 121 » Drugged Monkeys, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Curlyhoward, Lioniel, Quiescent, Belschaft, Crabius, Lambdaland, The United Expanse, Pencil Sharpeners 2, FreeFishers, Kholdan, Dankstergrad, Nothanksbutseriously, Transtemporal Shifts, Ufask, Kiasu-ism, Theorin, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Darakin, The Solar System Scope, Bear Connors Paradiso, Luddinlande, Techganet, Erinor, Noire Denholm, Auphelia, Oxsania, Moreana, Centristvill, Jehenna, Linguiniland, Rebel-topia, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Silmad, Wyatonians, Tsvetania, Aywhyou, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, North Kanuckistan, Sedunn, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Paranoia, Fighting Kawi Ninja, and 71 others.Rhetiaa, Lotadia, Pax Dracon, New Briantown, Saciu, Great Andora, Democratic Parndia, Nova Montron, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, Aguatania, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Vincent Field, Barabarom, Anachronolandia, Towi Lamia, USNE2018, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Xandev, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Akindom, Land Without Shrimp, North Prarie, Jahass, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, Drystar, Republic Clovakh, Nankyoku Tairiku, Dasko, Nowa Europa, Agalaesia, Churumduul, Spearos, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Violent Peacenicks, Nixtodea, Pays de Loire, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Phanama, PenguinPies, Aurcania, Ketathinamiri Islands, World United, Higash, Abarri, Upper Tyrconnel, Omiri, Sodor and Mann, Concrete Slab, Imperial Duck, Marinho Islands, Empa Aserium, Mapico, Gecetesse, Ratoninburg, The Tecorogan Federation, Benstralis, Des Nak Neers, Samogitija, Skeldonya, and Annie60.

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