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The Imperial Grand Duchy of Sideonia

“For Kejseren, For Storhertugen, For Folket”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Nordic Lands

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The Imperial Grand Duchy of Sideonia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor and Grand Duke Serra VI with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.707 billion Sidian are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ahnvarrds. The average income tax rate is 97%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, Sideonia is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death, and school uniforms are compulsory. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sideonia's national animal is the Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Asatru, and its currency is the Zeht.

Sideonia is ranked 81st in Nordic Lands and 54,258th in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, scoring 91 on the Inverse Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 13 hours ago

  • 17 hours ago: Sideonia's influence in Nordic Lands rose from "Minnow" to "Vassal".
  • 2 days 13 hours ago: Sideonia was endorsed by The Socialist Free Land of Vendettium.
  • 2 days 22 hours ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Black Riders".
  • 10 days ago: Sideonia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Extreme.
  • 10 days ago: Sideonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Improving Wordiness".
  • 11 days ago: Sideonia was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • 14 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Individual Working Freedoms".
  • 15 days ago: Sideonia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Safest.
  • 17 days ago: Sideonia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 27 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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