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The Republic of Sidhelyrika

“House Is Right”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Sidhelyrika

Population19.648 billion

CapitalSidhelyrika City
LeaderThe Sidhe

Currencyfey
Animalgriffin

The Republic of Sidhelyrika is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Sidhe with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, humorless population of 19.648 billion Sidhelyrikans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sidhelyrika City. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Sidhelyrikan economy, worth a remarkable 1,467 trillion feys a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 74,698 feys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, customs officials often double as wedding officiants, bike rage is all the rage, and the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sidhelyrika's national animal is the griffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sidhelyrika is ranked 5,756th in the world and 309th in Lazarus for Most Cultured, scoring 139 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Safest: 2,184thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,053rdMost Influential: 3,921stLowest Crime Rates: 5,338thLargest Populations: 5,611thSmartest Citizens: 5,678thMost Cultured: 5,756thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,028thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,629thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,265thHighest Economic Output: 9,352ndLargest Governments: 9,689thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,427thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,617thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,887thNudest: 14,088thHighest Drug Use: 14,359thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,570thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,804thMost Secular: 14,894thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,022ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,482nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92nd in the regionSafest: 120th in the regionMost Influential: 127th in the regionLargest Populations: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Cultured: 309th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 323rd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 374th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 398th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 400th in the regionMost Stationary: 413th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 466th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 520th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 541st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 587th in the regionLargest Governments: 594th in the regionNudest: 604th in the regionMost Income Equality: 627th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 681st in the region

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