by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 9,965thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,565thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,639th
The Pony-Loving Catgirl of
Mother Knows Best State
Either you have my apologies, or I have my vindication.
Queen Sylvia Montresor
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population15.506 billion

LeaderQueen Sylvia Montresor

Animalcute pig

The Pony-Loving Catgirl of RiderSyl is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Sylvia Montresor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.506 billion Sylians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joyea. The average income tax rate is 59.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Sylian economy, worth a remarkable 1,125 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,581 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and rumor has it that Queen Sylvia Montresor has won three lotteries in a row. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. RiderSyl's national animal is the cute pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Christianity.

RiderSyl is ranked 177,646th in the world and 5,442nd in the West Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -1.91 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 9,965thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,565thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,639thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,164thHighest Economic Output: 18,605thLargest Populations: 19,154th
Largest Populations: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 169th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 224th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 257th in the regionMost Influential: 297th in the regionLargest Black Market: 304th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 339th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 449th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 456th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 614th in the regionMost Cultured: 625th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 661st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 703rd in the region

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