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Rudest Citizens: 45thLargest Retail Industry: 47thHighest Crime Rates: 54th
The Commonwealth of
Strength through Unity
Silas Adar
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population17.588 billion

LeaderSilas Adar


The Commonwealth of Cyleia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Silas Adar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 17.588 billion Cyleians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Education, Administration, and Defense also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erare. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Cyleian economy, worth a remarkable 8,107 trillion racus a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 460,966 racus, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, and political cartoons depicting Silas Adar's face on a phoenix's buttocks are selling like hotcakes. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Cyleia's national animal is the phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cyleia is ranked 145th in the world and 1st in Osiris for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 460,966.04 Standard Monetary Units.

Rudest Citizens: 45thLargest Retail Industry: 47thHighest Crime Rates: 54thMost Armed: 61stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 94thMost Rebellious Youth: 109thHighest Drug Use: 112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 118thFattest Citizens: 121stMost Avoided: 137thHighest Disposable Incomes: 145thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 173rdLargest Gambling Industry: 191stMost Efficient Economies: 314thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 424thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 457thMost Cultured: 479thHighest Average Incomes: 566thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 583rdMost Inclusive: 795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 816thMost Cheerful Citizens: 931stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,100thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,126thHighest Economic Output: 1,166thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,391stLargest Mining Sector: 1,503rdSmartest Citizens: 1,968thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,431stHighest Food Quality: 2,467thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,889thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,177thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,608thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,844thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,964thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,035thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,798thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,303rdLargest Governments: 7,692ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,425thNudest: 13,042ndTop
Largest Populations: 18,053rdLargest Black Market: 19,366thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,361stMost Politically Free: 24,202ndMost Advanced Public Education: 27,130th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 92nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 103rd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 116th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 145th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 182nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 183rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 201st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 237th in the regionMost Politically Free: 251st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 251st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 305th in the regionLargest Governments: 348th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 357th in the regionLargest Populations: 441st in the regionMost Extreme: 480th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 522nd in the regionMost Stationary: 530th in the regionNudest: 598th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 600th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 812th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 885th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cyleia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, political cartoons depicting Silas Adar's face on a phoenix's buttocks are selling like hotcakes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, the entirety of Silas Adar's administration can be crammed into a phone booth.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, garbage bags floating down the river are churned up by man-made rapids.