The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Gather Thistles, Expect Prickles.
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The Kingdom of The Black Pelican of Syldavia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Muskar XII with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.791 billion The Black Pelicans of Syldavian 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Klow. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.9%.

The powerhouse The Black Pelican of Syldavian economy, worth 146 trillion Kh˘rs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 82,036 Kh˘rs, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, The Black Pelican of Syldavia's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Black Pelican of Syldavia's national animal is the Black Pelican, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is nonexistent.

The Black Pelican of Syldavia is ranked 64th in Westphalia and 89,974th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -88 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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