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Nudest: 628th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,758th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,603rd
The Federated State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Freedom, unlimited.
Maria Choi
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Sycamore Island

Population5.894 billion

CapitalSycamore City
LeaderMaria Choi
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPound
AnimalManta Ray

The Federated State of Sycamore Island is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Maria Choi with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working population of 5.894 billion Sycamorians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sycamore City. The average income tax rate is 46.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sycamorian economy, worth 871 trillion Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 147,928 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Hay has been added to school cafeteria menus, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves, and photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sycamore Island's national animal is the Manta Ray, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Atheism.

Sycamore Island is ranked 116,019th in the world and 3rd in Bilingual Alliance for Most Devout, with 11.01 Prayers Per Hour.

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Nudest: 628thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,758thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,603rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,901stFattest Citizens: 3,009thLargest Retail Industry: 3,988thMost Avoided: 4,506thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,123rdMost Inclusive: 6,591stLargest Black Market: 6,880thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,999thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,185thTop
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Most Cultured: 8,980thLargest Mining Sector: 9,707thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,158thSmartest Citizens: 11,142ndHighest Crime Rates: 11,184thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,659thMost Average: 12,500thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,612thHighest Average Incomes: 12,981stHighest Drug Use: 14,257thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,334thNicest Citizens: 16,754thHighest Economic Output: 16,870th
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Average: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, hay has been added to school cafeteria menus.
  • : Sycamore Island agreed to construct embassies between Bilingual Alliance and Gypsy Lands.
  • : Sycamore Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 10% for Nicest Citizens and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : Sycamore Island agreed to construct embassies between Bilingual Alliance and The Embassy.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycamore Island, the team in charge of creating a new writing system have spent months deciding whether or not to use serif or sans-serif characters.

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