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The Knights of Sidoneia

“Fly into space with the wind beneath your feet”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lone Wolves United



Population1.935 billion

CapitalInner Habitation Ring
LeaderCaptain Kobayashi

CurrencySharp Stick
AnimalSpace Kraken

The Knights of Sidoneia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Captain Kobayashi with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 1.935 billion Sidoneians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inner Habitation Ring. The average income tax rate is 76.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sidoneian economy, worth 291 trillion Sharp Sticks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 150,534 Sharp Sticks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, and young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sidoneia's national animal is the Space Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Transhumanism.

Sidoneia is ranked 40,661st in the world and 15th in Lone Wolves United for Most Influential, scoring 667 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 168thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,963rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,190thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,885thMost Developed: 6,674thMost Inclusive: 6,887thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,938thSmartest Citizens: 7,595thHealthiest Citizens: 7,933rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,442ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,220thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,717thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,195thTop
Best Weather: 11,426thSafest: 11,828thLargest Governments: 12,325thMost Secular: 12,545thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,328thHighest Average Incomes: 13,426thLowest Crime Rates: 13,444thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,564thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,293rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,328thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,626thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,876thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,361stHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,594thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,704thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,104thMost Cultured: 20,025thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,639th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Sidoneia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, folk are absolutely certain that you can never be absolutely certain.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, the nation is known abroad for fast food and nothing else.


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