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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 6,066thMost Secular: 6,909thFattest Citizens: 9,118th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Morality is the greatest threat to humanity's survival
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Sivean

Population45 million

CurrencySivlock
AnimalHumming Bird

The Empire of Sivean is a small, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, zero percent divorce rate, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 45 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.0%.

The powerhouse Siveanian economy, worth 3.89 trillion Sivlocks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is 86,385 Sivlocks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 546,106 per year while the poor average 5,705, a ratio of 95.7 to 1.

Film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force. Sivean's national animal is the Humming Bird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Sivean is ranked 76,132nd in the world and 45th in Alvaria for Highest Crime Rates, with 4.52 Crimes Per Hour.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 6,066thMost Secular: 6,909thFattest Citizens: 9,118thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,328thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,748thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,257thMost Conservative: 12,737thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,107thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,815thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,942ndMost Extreme: 16,717thMost Avoided: 16,747th
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Most Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary.
  • : Sivean published "Alvarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Sivean was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of South Bengal.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal.
  • : Sivean was endorsed by The Principality of Prima-Vizla.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, many Siveanians are their brothers' keepers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sivean, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts.
  • : Sivean's influence in Alvaria rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Four Sicilys, Viktorovitch, Comuni, Prima-Vizla, and South Bengal.

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