The Grand Duchy of
Authoritarian Democracy
For Storhertugen, for folket, for Sideonia!
Grand Duke
Regional Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Some

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The Grand Duchy of Sideonia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Grand Duke with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, strictly enforced bedtime, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 7.641 billion Sidian are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Law & Order, with Education, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ahnvarrds. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The large but sluggish Sidan economy, worth 295 trillion Zehts a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 38,729 Zehts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else, and photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Grand Duke's bedroom. 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, and its national religion is Atheism.

Sideonia is ranked 92nd in Nordic Lands and 110,470th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -2 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Sideonia's influence in Nordic Lands rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Sideonia's influence in Nordic Lands fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Sideonia's influence in Nordic Lands rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • : Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Rights of Indigenous Peoples".

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