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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,981stMost Influential: 2,364thRudest Citizens: 2,690th
The Independent Ocean Platform of
New York Times Democracy
Knowledge is power.
The Syconan Senate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.244 billion

LeaderThe Syconan Senate


The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Syconan Senate with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.244 billion Syconans 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Conoss. The average income tax rate is 43.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Syconan economy, worth 202 trillion quid a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 162,728 quid, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is to avoid standing up to bullies, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, Conoss has become the number one destination for urban exploration in The East Pacific, and doctors are trying to diagnose diseases by looking at their patients' Snipchat pictures. Crime is totally unknown. Sycona's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sycona is ranked 60,555th in the world and 2,847th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.99 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,981stTop
Most Influential: 2,364thRudest Citizens: 2,690thLargest Retail Industry: 3,414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,413thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,887thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,575thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,691stMost Developed: 8,328thSmartest Citizens: 8,505thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,689thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,856thMost Efficient Economies: 10,858thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,525thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,138thSafest: 14,084thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,064thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,320thHighest Drug Use: 17,796thMost Secular: 17,960thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,370thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,524th
Rudest Citizens: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Influential: 133rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 146th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 179th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 208th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Developed: 236th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 284th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 290th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 320th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 349th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 420th in the regionSafest: 489th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 506th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 516th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 562nd in the regionLargest Governments: 570th in the regionMost Secular: 588th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 594th in the regionMost Cultured: 595th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 623rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 647th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 674th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 715th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 727th in the regionMost Politically Free: 746th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 793rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sycona was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Sycona was endorsed by The Environmentalist Commune of Outer Verron Swicia Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycona, doctors are trying to diagnose diseases by looking at their patients' Snipchat pictures.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycona, Conoss has become the number one destination for urban exploration in The East Pacific.
  • : Sycona was endorsed by The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
  • : Sycona was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sycona was endorsed by The Dominion of Under Sea Desert.
  • : Following new legislation in Sycona, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Sycona changed its national capital to "Conoss".
  • : Following new legislation in Sycona, foreign policy is to avoid standing up to bullies.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 117 » The Militarius Imperium, Grossvietnam, Modra, Todd McCloud, The Death Syndicate, Marrabuk, Rainbow Vests, Eagas, Rhealaliit, East Malaysia, Elejamie, H-Zhena, Wiranath, Evrigenis, Solis Ortis, Dark Edgyness, BearStackof2015, Brotherland, The Almighty Country, VW53Aland, Republic of Berzerkistan, Goodnamesarerare, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Squid Ruinosa, Volkarai, Someseni, Kampf Empire, Bullpups, Dragonia, Liberstankonia, Roliganistan, Teddington, The White Anderlandic Coast, Am Echad, New Liberitad, Servants of Gizmo, Pakitsk, Interdimensional Waifus, Headpat Central, Chols Worithopia, Tshana, Tuvaltastan, Kucia, Aeljae, Slys Paws, Freedom Fascists, Unger under over, Federated States of Zootron, Cameronia Excellentia, New Leganes, and 67 others.Kangarawa, Enou, Wallenburg, Galve, Zukchiva, Arstron, Asendavia, La xinga, The Solar Ottomans, Abtracnt, Calbee, Ridann, Adolanta, Republic of New India, Drunken Seal Islands, United China Nation, Trulu, Socialist Holy American Empire, Trimmania, Citergue, Tretrid, Schrebia, The Eternal Land of Jong, Kilkire, Bai Lung, Axdel, Jakubonia, Coruh, Azureano, ReeK, Dragons Blood, Libertanny, JohorRiau, Kevduxia, Ripsylvania, Lingu, Rohanland, Chubaka, BuciLand, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, Kriov, Mays Austrian Nation, Raunch, Greater New Cassandra, Khadah, Arcady-Asclepia, Tseriesiscoming, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, CheeseBurrito, Our Gods, Lostwill, Flench, Filipopol, A mean old man, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Santa Dystopia, Survivoristan, BTProductions, Firenation91, Refuge Isle, Quinto Piano, Samaltak True, Broengtopia, Under Sea Desert, Eastern Hyront Scassen, and Outer Verron Swicia Islands.

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