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The Free Land of Southern Ryland

“Do well at all you do.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Southern Ryland

Population1.052 billion

AnimalPygmy Tiger

The Free Land of Southern Ryland is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.052 billion Southern Rylandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 34.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Southern Rylandian economy, worth 63.9 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. Average income is 60,785 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The entire entry for Southern Ryland in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby, and city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Southern Ryland's national animal is the Pygmy Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Southern Ryland is ranked 35,955th in the world and 1,237th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 97.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,048thMost Influential: 2,158thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,413thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 15,010thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,604thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,704th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 718th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 781st in the regionMost Influential: 798th in the regionMost Average: 806th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 836th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 927th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 190 » Navsland, Cretox State, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Empy, Aerilia, Koda-Land, El Fiji Grande, Yaorozu, Guer Aike, Brucklania, Lulubellia, Unsophisticate, Highton Islands, New Lakemba, Runeda, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Votak Matim, Hamerica, Madjack, Dar es Saalam, Great Bights Mum, Kocherian, Ethnon, Notyoutopia, Newpromisedland, Omnistria, Zzozona, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Corfad, Orado, Heilhum Imperius, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Hardscrabble, Crusadam, Kranostav, Frances Francis the First of France, The Tampa Bay Rays, Prydania, Sundred, Wilkshire, Outer Shenendoah, Draconian Progression, North Bratislava, Interdimensional Zone, Animu Place, Wineclaw, Siwale, and 140 others.Pallaith, Dicko, Cartures, Jestings, Eastern Cous Empria, Kragsgale, Yokciq Empire, Selfgradatude, Republica Guilleana, Ravendi, Godwanna, Sikol, 1 very fast endotarter, Shadowrik, Xagill, Elvoreto, Simone Republic, Former English Colony, Joodey, Chips and Guac, Fauzjhia, PotatoFarmers, Democratic HomeLand, Figyjharli, Nordic-British Union, Dangine, Andexia, Sil Dorsett, Itallitopia, United Lokkia, The Endless Eventide, Phoronu, WeKnow, Western Vapia, Aetulia, Kuldi, Merconitonitopia, Necromonia, Pytong, Clan Spaniel, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Picairn, LostLegion, KhalChicken, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Seenvorland, Testnation223, Fascist Democracy, Aruvicion, Ocharckia, Jovian Knights, Religioncord, Florevana, Pleasuretown, U S Eh, Solphine, Dabarastan, Vincone Cae, Morover, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Maclare, Pasargad, East Akra, Xipher, Venicea, Loutsland, Porotia, Eywaan, Maratabat, Chukstik Illahi, Xanatosi, Holy Oranz, Cosamaloapan, United Kahndaq, Anungu, Brsil, Sciency Advancement, Ramiru, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, PEG, Libertania Democratica, The Navy Blue, Sunto, The Stratosphere Islands, The Iron Lions, Panama Coalition, Imperial Pieserged, The Pantheons, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, Barabolia, Free Atlantis, Odelinor, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Ellbonnia, Daiz, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Star Kingdom, Xentherida, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Nalver And, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Colfes, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Questann, Lol2639, Travislavania, Super Girl, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Alexander the Magnus, Siforpeo, Aryan Homeland, Yellops, Tyirza, Siberian Workforce, and Uzbek Khan.

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