by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,154thBest Weather: 1,309thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,613th
The Stone of
Left-Leaning College State
I love refrigerators
A Fridge
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population9.027 billion

LeaderA Fridge

CurrencyRubber Chicken

The Stone of Sylestone is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by A Fridge with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.027 billion Sylestoneans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avondale. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sylestonean economy, worth a remarkable 1,122 trillion Rubber Chickens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,380 Rubber Chickens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sex changes are routinely performed at Sylestone's hospitals, glamping Sylestoneans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and things are looking up for sentient toilet bowls. Crime is totally unknown. Sylestone's national animal is the Margaret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Toiletism.

Sylestone is ranked 38,034th in the world and 14th in Esportiva for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 152.03 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,154thBest Weather: 1,309thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,613thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,136thNicest Citizens: 2,315thMost Pacifist: 2,321stTop
Most Inclusive: 2,766thHighest Food Quality: 3,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,514thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,563rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,582ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,756thMost Cultured: 5,149thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,154thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,527thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,744thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,024thMost Developed: 7,301stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,441stMost Efficient Economies: 8,579thHealthiest Citizens: 8,777thLargest Governments: 8,813thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,358thMost Secular: 9,583rdSmartest Citizens: 10,119thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,345thMost Influential: 11,549thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,223rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,080thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 13,586thHighest Economic Output: 18,998thLowest Crime Rates: 20,181stHighest Average Incomes: 24,290th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sylestone lodged a message on the Esportiva Regional Message Board.
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Following new legislation in Sylestone, things are looking up for sentient toilet bowls.
  • : Sylestone voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Electrum".
  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 2 » South Newlandia and Nova Anglican Admin Zone of Esportiva.