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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,546th Most Devout: 8,866th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,856th
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Dylath-Leen

Population318 million

CapitalSarkomand

Currencyryal
Animalbyakhee

The Grand Duchy of Dylath-Leen is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical, devout population of 318 million Dylath-Leenians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sarkomand. The average income tax rate is 76.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Dylath-Leenian economy, worth 12.7 trillion ryals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 39,811 ryals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, billions of ryals are being poured into a space program, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dylath-Leen's national animal is the byakhee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dylath-Leen is ranked 163,323rd in the world and 195th in Wintreath for Safest, scoring 18.5 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,546thMost Devout: 8,866thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,856thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,236th
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Most Devout: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, billions of ryals are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, the endangered saltwater humpback byakhee is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Dylath-Leen, confusing advertising has left citizens unsure if cults will either welcome them or try to kill them.
  • : Dylath-Leen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.

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