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Healthiest Citizens: 41st Most Developed: 64th Longest Average Lifespans: 111th
The Imperial Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Fear not going forward slowly; fear only standing still
Regional Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Imperial Empire of Socialist Xlyvania is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Jixam with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 17.441 billion Xlyvanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chaltier. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Xlyvanian economy, worth a remarkable 5,292 trillion Wares a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 303,453 Wares, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tabloids coo over Emperor Jixam's expected child, the SXBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist Xlyvania's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Socialist Xlyvania is ranked 150,972nd in the world and 308th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.17 Crimes Per Hour.

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Healthiest Citizens: 41stMost Developed: 64thLongest Average Lifespans: 111thBest Weather: 120thLargest Publishing Industry: 121stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 133rdLowest Crime Rates: 156thSmartest Citizens: 190thMost Cultured: 204thMost Beautiful Environments: 259thMost Pacifist: 288thMost Cheerful Citizens: 321stHighest Poor Incomes: 325thMost Subsidized Industry: 390thMost Efficient Economies: 608thMost Advanced Public Transport: 769thMost Influential: 812thLargest Governments: 814thMost Advanced Public Education: 905thHighest Economic Output: 916thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,022ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,126thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,623rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,955thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,347thMost Inclusive: 2,470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,124thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,872ndMost Stationary: 3,978thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,416thLargest Populations: 4,806thNicest Citizens: 6,169thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,792ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,505thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,039thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,829thRudest Citizens: 12,450th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination".
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, the SXBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, tabloids coo over Emperor Jixam's expected child.
  • : Socialist Xlyvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, replacement organs are grown in vats.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, the Xlyvanian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.
  • : Following new legislation in Socialist Xlyvania, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.

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