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The Empire of Sisang

“Balayar talampar”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population213 million

Animalking parrot

The Empire of Sisang is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 213 million Sissons enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 53.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sisson economy, worth 19.5 trillion kepers a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 91,347 kepers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects, and well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sisang's national animal is the king parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sisang is ranked 100,267th in the world and 4,701st in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 1,332.96 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 548thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,105thTop
Most Influential: 4,595thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,125thMost Devout: 12,211thLargest Retail Industry: 14,683rdMost Politically Free: 15,261stMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,282ndBest Weather: 16,143rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,326thHealthiest Citizens: 20,571st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 68th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 247th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 386th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 511th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 522nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 728th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 829th in the regionBest Weather: 864th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time.
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects.
  • : Sisang voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Sisang voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, one of the most popular models in Sisang has a scarred face and one working eye.
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, manufacturers are sued for almost anything not covered in their catalogue-sized manuals.
  • : Sisang was endorsed by The Allied States of New Avian.
  • : Following new legislation in Sisang, populations of two-headed king parrots have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 251 » Abject Ludicrosity, Shibutani, Wilkshire, New Jamgra, Astal Aavors, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Omnistria, Ihese, The Calabash Protectorate, Abu Dujmahn, Zzozona, Dabarastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Arichia, Great Bights Mum, Dreadton, East Supple Lund, Amerian States, Free Culture, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Hamerica, Sikol, WeKnow, Koda-Land, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Pleroma Sans Romans, Noesantara, Guer Aike, Pokemanland, Buckhem, Newpromisedland, Damsmel, Ethnon, Yokciq Empire, Zumlandia, Western Vapia, Kragsgale, Corfad, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Clan Spaniel, Praeceps, Siwale, Unsophisticate, Pazair, New Lakemba, Kocherian, and 201 others.Simone Republic, Noahs Second Country, Brucklania, Highton Islands, The Tampa Bay Rays, Fauzjhia, Palisede, Illusia and Neverendia, Maclare, Joevala, Kranostav, El Fiji Grande, Xipher, Banabistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Empy, Holy Oranz, Daiz, Phoronu, Interdimensional Zone, Walter Jackson, Principia Mathematica, 1 very fast endotarter, North Bratislava, Venezuelia, Necromonia, Pallaith, Solskjar, Prydania, Sea Ghost, Loutsland, Schnuftelland, Sil Dorsett, Kelvaros Prime, Andexia, Xyrron, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, East Akra, Westinor, Ultra777, Wit Noreis, Calamazo, Irunjarai, Seanat, Ihsan, Railroad Crossing, Moubarakistan, Termathe, Zeternia, Nouvelle-Floride, Vexilia, Yukti, Orado, Miamington, Fascist Democracy, Smesh, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Fel Imass, Frieszia, Detrivania, Jovian Knights, U S Eh, Ravendi, Yalgora, Sile Maungistan, Ice and Tinian, Eastern Cous Empria, Libertania Democratica, Saperisole, Sunto, Dechire par la Guerre, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Potatolandium, Erubetia, Eschatosia, Aeolist, Salt-and-Pepper, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Valhalla123, Napnomadia, Vincone Cae, The Libertarian Assembly, Warancia, Freyford, Malta Comino Gozo, Bacciatto, Moszce-Walvard, Minuda, Fitchy, Karakalpak Republic, Innocentic, Votak Matim, Basedania, Heilhum Imperius, Runeda, The Iron Lions, Draconian Progression, Xagill, United Island States of Southeast Asia, McMasterdonia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Solcius, Gilakistan, Daulatpur, Dangine, Eywaan, KhalChicken, Notun Ahom, Nistriabar, Colonies of Free Temeria, Abonland, Ver Testua, Tachycardia, Therizia, Cosamaloapan, Aoncarpa, Democratie, Nichigo Sebe, PotatoFarmers, David Davidson, Manticore utopia, The Lava Turtle, Harjad, TLTland, Palmasas, Frahnkzaden, Kim Da-mi, House Targaryens, Cape Flower, Aerilia, The Hellcatian Empire, Seenvorland, A Ordem do Caos, Tunofferia, Asticed Hown Islands, Xyroxes, Kenaniahistan, Verytas, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, The Endless Eventide, Inner lorrainia, Nobec, Cretox State, Gambosnia and Herzegoman, Gozenka, Amblegreserland, Morover, Tyirza, Florevana, Solphine, Visse, Nouvelle-Guadeloupe, Ardretia, Healiopolis, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Lulubellia, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Maott, Sebatopia, ArizonaRepublic, Tikariot, Citrus Rutaceae, Olofin, Cors Evia, New Tronia, Shadowrik, Partax, Outer Shenendoah, Azzarel, Solmetria, The Most Freedom Ever, New Trisone, Central Ryal, Cloydicia, The Sinclarian Provinces, Valentine Z, Glanst, Amprak, United Draconia, Elvoreto, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Comfed, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Chips and Guac, Magna Banitia, Navsland, Jestings, Feelonia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Dopeland420, Rozarus, Eraver, R libanon, Dakota Territories, Zenaguria, TJUN-ia, Hardscrabble, Cosmosplosion, and New Avian.

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