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Most Devout: 1,243rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,409thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,160th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
SIEG KAISER REINHARD
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Greater-Syria

Population10.356 billion

CapitalLeopolis
LeaderKaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm
FaithOrthodox Church

CurrencySyrian Crown
AnimalLion

The Holy Empire of Greater-Syria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Kaiser Reinhard von Lohengramm with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, infamous sell-swords, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.356 billion Syrians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leopolis. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Greater-Syrian economy, worth a remarkable 2,145 trillion Syrian Crowns 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 207,216 Syrian Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lions are considered a delicacy, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, a government program is underway to revitalize Greater-Syria's beaches, and atheists on vacation find Orthodox Church's scriptures make useful doorstops. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater-Syria's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Orthodox Church.

Greater-Syria is ranked 3,257th in the world and 108th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Poor Incomes, with 170,790.66 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 1,243rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,409thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,160thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,224thLowest Crime Rates: 2,304thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,378thMost Patriotic: 2,426thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,487thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,592ndTop
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Largest Governments: 2,880thMost Armed: 2,989thBest Weather: 3,182ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,222ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,307thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,469thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,498thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,570thMost Developed: 3,880thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,089thMost Cultured: 4,416thHealthiest Citizens: 4,588thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,889thLargest Black Market: 5,310thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,024thMost Influential: 6,062ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,787thSmartest Citizens: 6,819thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,192ndHighest Economic Output: 8,867thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,943rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,032ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,239thMost Authoritarian: 11,677thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,370thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,522ndLargest Welfare Programs: 23,776th
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Most Devout: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 70th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionMost Patriotic: 79th in the regionMost Armed: 84th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Governments: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 99th in the regionBest Weather: 100th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 108th in the regionMost Developed: 108th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 119th in the regionMost Cultured: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 138th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 145th in the regionLargest Black Market: 146th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 168th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 191st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 213th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 226th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 237th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 303rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 314th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 371st in the regionMost Stationary: 427th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 511th in the region

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