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Most Income Equality: 15,003rd Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,051st
The SylSyl of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Syl
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
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Sylia

Population4.668 billion

CapitalJoylaria
LeaderSyl
FaithLivádia ston ouranó

CurrencyUnit
AnimalEagle

The SylSyl of Sylia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Syl with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 4.668 billion Sylians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Social Policy, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joylaria. The average income tax rate is 71.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Sylian economy, worth 108 trillion Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is 23,149 Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending is on the increase, Livádia ston ouranó has been named as Sylia's national religion, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, and Syl has just been declared ruler of Sylia in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sylia's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Livádia ston ouranó.

Sylia is ranked 140,459th in the world and 77th in From The End for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -3.35 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 15,003rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,051st
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sylia's influence in From The End rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Sylia applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Sylia's influence in From The End rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Sylia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality and Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Sylia's influence in From The End rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Sylia's influence in From The End rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Sylia altered its national flag.
  • : Sylia relocated from Osiris to From The End.
  • : Sylia was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Sylia ceased to exist in United Coalition.

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