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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 177thMost Advanced Public Transport: 206thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,086th
The Undying Legend of
Corrupt Dictatorship
I AM NOT YET DONE
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Shyluz

Population7.145 billion

CapitalBresau
LeaderThis Fool

CurrencySIN
AnimalShyluzi Pinehound

The Undying Legend of Shyluz is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by This Fool with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, avant-garde cinema, and smutty television. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 7.145 billion Shyluzis 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bresau. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Shyluzi economy, worth a remarkable 1,266 trillion SINS 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Arms 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 an impressive 177,260 SINS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer, builders across Shyluz are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shyluz's national animal is the Shyluzi Pinehound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Shyluz is ranked 11,097th in the world and 580th in Lazarus for Smartest Citizens, with 87.67 quips per hour.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 177thMost Advanced Public Transport: 206thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,086thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,433rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,002ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,379thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,694thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,915thLargest Black Market: 5,226thMost Inclusive: 5,917thMost Secular: 5,984thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,780thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,780thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,927thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,156thHighest Food Quality: 7,492ndMost Cultured: 8,149thLowest Crime Rates: 8,764thMost Patriotic: 8,861stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,197thHighest Average Incomes: 10,068thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,153rdSmartest Citizens: 11,097thHealthiest Citizens: 11,174thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,486thMost Developed: 11,928thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 16,146thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,309thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,625thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,817thBest Weather: 18,351stMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,709th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 90th in the regionLargest Governments: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 250th in the regionMost Inclusive: 270th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 304th in the regionMost Secular: 317th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 329th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 344th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 356th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 366th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 397th in the regionMost Cultured: 411th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 467th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 497th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 506th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 560th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 580th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 590th in the regionMost Developed: 659th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 679th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shyluz's influence in Lazarus rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Shyluz's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shyluz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Shyluz's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Shyluz's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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