“For Kejseren, For Storhertugen, For Folket”
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Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Nordic Lands
The Imperial Grand Duchy of Sideonia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor and Grand Duke Serra VI with an iron fist, and notable for its hatred of cheese. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.82 billion are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
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.
Families are only permitted to have one child, the government is buying children's books by the thousands, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in Nordic Lands, and military spending is on the increase. 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 Floorism, and its currency is the Zeht.
Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Sideonia was endorsed by The Arctic Republic of Vulkanas.
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Sideonia lost the endorsement of The Arctic Republic of Vulkanas.
- 13 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- 23 days ago: Sideonia lost the endorsement of The Republic of Linnea.
- 29 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative (last census: Top 1%).
- 32 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces.
- 42 days ago: Sideonia was endorsed by The Republic of Angermanlandius.
- 43 days ago: Sideonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Anarchy".
- 43 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Armaments Trading".
- 44 days ago: Following new legislation in Sideonia, military spending is on the increase.