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The Empire of Sevevill

“Invadeing Albatan Never Hurt Anyone”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Markion



Population11.191 billion

CapitalSeve City
LeaderPresident Joseph Henry


The Empire of Sevevill is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Joseph Henry with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.191 billion Sevevillians 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 Seve City. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sevevillian economy, worth a remarkable 1,230 trillion Seves a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 109,944 Seves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Racial supremacists indulge their wildest fantasies in cinemas and theatres across the nation, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, and the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sevevill's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.

Sevevill is ranked 71,834th in the world and 14th in Markion for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,798.71 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,972ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,410thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,999thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,556thMost Primitive: 7,505thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,591stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,854thLowest Crime Rates: 9,398thLargest Governments: 9,594thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 10,487thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,571stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,870thHighest Economic Output: 13,401stMost Influential: 14,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,591stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,332ndSafest: 18,169thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,506thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,491stMost Beautiful Environments: 20,407th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sevevill's influence in Markion fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Sevevill lodged a message on the Markion Regional Message Board.
  • : Sevevill's influence in Markion rose from "Sprat" to "Power".
  • : Sevevill was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Sevevill altered its national flag.
  • : Sevevill relocated from Lazarus to Markion.
  • : Sevevill was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Sevevill ceased to exist in Markion.
  • : Sevevill was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Sevevill was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.


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