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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,056thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,882nd
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Morality is the greatest threat to humanity's survival
Influence
Truckler
Minister of Domestic Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sivean

Population404 million

CapitalRylock City

CurrencySivlock
AnimalHumming Bird

The Empire of Sivean is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 404 million Siveanians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rylock City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Siveanian economy, worth 50.2 trillion Sivlocks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 124,299 Sivlocks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,047,311 per year while the poor average 2,762, a ratio of 379 to 1.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, medical lawsuits are out of control, and a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force. Sivean's national animal is the Humming Bird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sivean is ranked 4,027th in the world and 2nd in Alvaria for Most Avoided, scoring 552.17 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,056thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,882ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,390thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,025thMost Avoided: 4,027thFattest Citizens: 4,296thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,493rdMost Secular: 7,133rdLargest Gambling Industry: 7,721stMost Corrupt Governments: 11,155thTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,157thLargest Mining Sector: 13,704thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,767thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,894thMost Efficient Economies: 19,176thHighest Average Incomes: 20,813th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sivean's influence in Alvaria rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sivean's influence in Alvaria rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, medical lawsuits are out of control.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Sivean was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, children often kick Humming Birds for amusement.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, nose plugs are the latest Siveanian fashion accessory.

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Viktorovitch, Comuni, and Prima-Vizla.

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