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The Holy Empire of Syrisia

“Get it done.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Free Nations Region



Population1.868 billion

LeaderHoly Emperor Syris VII


The Holy Empire of Syrisia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Holy Emperor Syris VII with an even hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and public floggings. The hard-working, devout population of 1.868 billion Syrisians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapture. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Syrisian economy, worth 165 trillion Gemstones a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 88,518 Gemstones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Holy Emperor Syris VII Pics" has made Holy Emperor Syris VII's mom a celebrity, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, the entire entry for Syrisia in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime is totally unknown. Syrisia's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Syrisanity.

Syrisia is ranked 68,823rd in the world and 124th in The Free Nations Region for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,777 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,385thMost Influential: 4,508thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,126thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,857thMost Devout: 14,260thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,107thHighest Drug Use: 18,409thMost Cultured: 20,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 20,322ndBest Weather: 22,817thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,616th
Highest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the region

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