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The Imperial Grand Duchy of Sideonia

“For Kejseren, For Storhertugen, For Folket”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

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 renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.58 billion Sidian 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 98%. 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 132nd in Nordic Lands and 105,238th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring -8 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago

  • 6 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 21 days ago: Sideonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
  • 29 days ago: Sideonia was endorsed by The Republic of Linnea.
  • 32 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Convention on Fracking".
  • 39 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Legal Competence".
  • 39 days ago: Sideonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Capitalist Paradise".
  • 41 days ago: Sideonia changed its national demonym to "Sidan", its demonym adjective to "Sidan", and its demonym plural to "Sidian".
  • 45 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn The Black Riders"".
  • 46 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Yohannes".
  • 46 days ago: Sideonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Spills and Leaks".

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