by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 2ndLargest Populations: 649thMost Authoritarian: 6,048th
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Psychotic Dictatorship
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Sirian Knights

Population40.477 billion

Currencysilver drakhma
Animalsilver dragon

The Dominion of Sirian Knights is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 40.477 billion Sirian Knightsians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Sirian Knightsian economy, worth 233 trillion silver drakhmas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 5,756 silver drakhmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Euthanasia is legal, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence, and the government is seen to favor Catholics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sirian Knights's national animal is the silver dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sirian Knights is ranked 254,777th in the world and 6,589th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -61.83 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Income Equality: 2ndLargest Populations: 649thTop
Most Authoritarian: 6,048thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,078thTop
Largest Governments: 16,174thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,556thSafest: 21,197thLowest Crime Rates: 21,679thMost Stationary: 23,976th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 166th in the regionMost Extreme: 243rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 358th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 466th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 540th in the regionMost Influential: 559th in the region

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