by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,480thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,275thMost Influential: 14,041st
The Democratic Republic of
Democratic Socialists
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Population294 million


The Democratic Republic of Silu is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its digital currency, compulsory military service, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed population of 294 million Siluans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Siluan economy, worth 8.18 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 27,820 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Army doctors who come under attack defend themselves by using stethoscopes like nunchaku, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, and translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silu's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Silu is ranked 91,341st in the world and 907th in The Communist Bloc for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 1,727.52 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,480thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,275thMost Influential: 14,041stTop
Most Income Equality: 15,932ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,784thHighest Average Tax Rates: 27,152nd
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the region

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