by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 157thMost Influential: 2,532ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,661st
The Knights Templar of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Deus Vult!
Knight Listig
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population10.267 billion

CapitalNew Jerusalem
LeaderKnight Listig
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Knights Templar of Dylar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Knight Listig with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, avowedly heterosexual populace, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 10.267 billion Dylarians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 84.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dylarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,213 trillion Doubloons a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,195 Doubloons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, Harry Potter books are banned, parking's carefree without parking car fees, and the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dylar's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Dylar is ranked 222,159th in the world and 8,350th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -16.83 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Devout: 157thTop
Most Influential: 2,532ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,661stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,767thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,023rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,102ndMost Cultured: 4,800thNicest Citizens: 5,236thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,497thLowest Crime Rates: 7,044thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,180thMost Stationary: 8,234thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,917thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,169thMost Efficient Economies: 10,271stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,676thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,511thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,614thLargest Governments: 12,153rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,518thHighest Economic Output: 13,883rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,051stMost Developed: 14,207thSafest: 14,754thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,348thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,829thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,026thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,316th
Most Devout: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 76th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 91st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 103rd in the regionMost Cultured: 138th in the regionMost Stationary: 163rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 181st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 228th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 249th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 264th in the regionLargest Populations: 278th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 282nd in the regionMost Influential: 290th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 322nd in the regionLargest Governments: 333rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 335th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 367th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 425th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 429th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 477th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 530th in the regionSafest: 571st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 652nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 683rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 718th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 738th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 785th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 843rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dylar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Dylar published "Dylarian puppets" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, parking's carefree without parking car fees.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use New Jerusalem as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylar, Knight Listig's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.


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