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Largest Retail Industry: 58thHighest Crime Rates: 67thMost Armed: 78th
The Commonwealth of
Strength through Unity
Silas Adar
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

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Population15.385 billion

LeaderSilas Adar


The Commonwealth of Cyleia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Silas Adar with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 15.385 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 government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education, Administration, and Defense are also considered important, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. 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 6,590 trillion racus a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 428,398 racus, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses, and financial investors are noting a boom in artillery. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Cyleia's national animal is the phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Cyleia is ranked 184,911th in the world and 5,418th in Osiris for Most Income Equality, scoring 18.89 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Retail Industry: 58thHighest Crime Rates: 67thMost Armed: 78thRudest Citizens: 90thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 119thFattest Citizens: 149thMost Rebellious Youth: 156thMost Avoided: 171stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 196thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 200thHighest Disposable Incomes: 204thLargest Gambling Industry: 265thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 393rdMost Efficient Economies: 469thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 471stMost Scientifically Advanced: 484thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 598thMost Cultured: 612thHighest Average Incomes: 719thLargest Information Technology Sector: 865thMost Inclusive: 871stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,112thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,330thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,351stHighest Economic Output: 1,522ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,672ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,703rdSmartest Citizens: 1,755thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,317thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,420thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,458thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,614thTop
Highest Food Quality: 2,964thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,070thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,638thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,737thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,094thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,280thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,680thLargest Governments: 11,797thTop
Largest Black Market: 14,549thLargest Populations: 19,081stHighest Drug Use: 20,655th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 72nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 94th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 111th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 112th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 117th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 134th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 146th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 237th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 246th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 404th in the regionLargest Populations: 451st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 457th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510th in the regionLargest Governments: 611th in the regionLargest Black Market: 641st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, financial investors are noting a boom in artillery.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, a few people seem to spend their whole time complaining.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Erare's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Cyleia, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.