by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 10,159thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,588thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,634th
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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Population15.524 billion

LeaderQueen Sylvia Montresor

Animalcute pig

The Pony-Loving Catgirl of RiderSyl is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Sylvia Montresor with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.524 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 1,126 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 109,218th in the world and 3,030th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,425.39 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 10,159thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,588thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,634thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,181stHighest Economic Output: 18,615thLargest Populations: 19,147th
Largest Populations: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 167th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 224th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 257th in the regionMost Influential: 297th in the regionLargest Black Market: 301st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 334th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 401st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 448th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 455th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 613th in the regionMost Cultured: 629th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 662nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 693rd in the region

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