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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

Population21.359 billion

CapitalSidhelyrika City
LeaderThe Sidhe

Currencyfey
Animalgriffin

The Republic of Sidhelyrika is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Sidhe with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, parental licensing program, and absence of drug laws. The democratic, humorless population of 21.359 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 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 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Sidhelyrikan economy, worth a remarkable 1,824 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 85,397 feys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and school football matches are usually five-a-side. 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 40,548th in the world and 1,411th in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 76.19 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Safest: 2,071stMost Influential: 3,684thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,017thLowest Crime Rates: 5,081stMost Cultured: 5,246thLargest Populations: 5,446thSmartest Citizens: 5,535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,286thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,598thHighest Economic Output: 8,384thHealthiest Citizens: 8,843rdLargest Governments: 9,147thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,528thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,272ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,781stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,793rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,408thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,077thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,113thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,818thMost Secular: 16,313thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,509thMost Stationary: 19,990th
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Safest: 114th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 119th in the regionMost Influential: 122nd in the regionLargest Populations: 165th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Cultured: 276th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionMost Stationary: 320th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 320th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 328th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 331st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 406th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 462nd in the regionLargest Governments: 491st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 494th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 513th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 539th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 610th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 632nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 666th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 736th in the region

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