by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,187thBest Weather: 1,716thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,187th
The Stone of
Left-Leaning College State
If stones didn’t exist then rocks wouldn’t either.
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Population4.959 billion

CapitalBilal City

CurrencyChookie dollar

The Stone of Sylestone is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by BILAL with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.959 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 Bilal City. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sylestonean economy, worth 560 trillion Chookie dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 113,097 Chookie dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors, and BILAL has incinerated the international climate treaty in a public coal-burning ceremony. Crime is totally unknown. Sylestone's national animal is the Chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Sylestone is ranked 105,446th in the world and 49th in Esportiva for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 659.66 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,187thBest Weather: 1,716thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,187thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,308thNicest Citizens: 2,536thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,435thMost Inclusive: 3,731stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,540thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,925thMost Pacifist: 5,047thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,721stMost Cultured: 6,621stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,907thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,208thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,213thMost Secular: 7,224thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,637thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,496thMost Efficient Economies: 8,939thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,843rdMost Developed: 10,190thLargest Black Market: 10,291stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,480thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,616thNudest: 12,262ndLargest Governments: 13,949thSmartest Citizens: 14,179thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,138thHealthiest Citizens: 15,763rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,637th
Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Sylestone lodged a message on the Esportiva Regional Message Board.
  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Sylestone was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Sylestone voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Valanora".
  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Sylestone voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Restrictions on Forced Eugenics".
  • : Sylestone voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Promotion of Recycling"".
  • : Sylestone's influence in Esportiva rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".


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