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The Incorporated States of Sehlysdre

“Fiat iustitia et pereat mundus”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific



Population30.961 billion

CapitalSehlysdre City


The Incorporated States of Sehlysdre is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Caoilfhinn with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, flagrant waste-dumping, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 30.961 billion Sehlysdreans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sehlysdre City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sehlysdrean economy, worth an astonishing 12,294 trillion Thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 397,081 Thalers, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, lottery winners spend most of their money on security, and five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sehlysdre's national animal is the Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sehlysdre is ranked 11,723rd in the world and 827th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 4,015 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 7thMost Rebellious Youth: 22ndHighest Crime Rates: 25thMost Armed: 32ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 54thFattest Citizens: 67thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 73rdMost Avoided: 125thLeast Corrupt Governments: 171stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 180thLargest Mining Sector: 209thLargest Gambling Industry: 214thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 221stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 248thHighest Disposable Incomes: 258thHighest Economic Output: 263rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 313thRudest Citizens: 350thLargest Retail Industry: 389thMost Stationary: 544thHighest Average Incomes: 770thLargest Publishing Industry: 979thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 999thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,271stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,529thLargest Populations: 1,928thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,497thMost Efficient Economies: 2,796thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,807thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,895thSmartest Citizens: 3,768thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,451stLargest Black Market: 8,150thNudest: 9,930thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,356thTop
Most Secular: 11,190thMost Influential: 11,723rdMost Politically Free: 15,090thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,440thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,532nd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 89th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Politically Free: 167th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 187th in the regionLargest Black Market: 247th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionNudest: 311th in the regionMost Secular: 399th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 484th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 578th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 584th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 718th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 790th in the regionMost Extreme: 820th in the regionMost Influential: 827th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, lottery winners spend most of their money on security.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em".
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Sehlysdre.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, billions of Thalers are spent to take high-quality photos of the Tiger Nebula.


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