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Most Primitive: 12,558thMost Income Equality: 14,734thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,471st
The Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Motto...
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Syrbotae

Population1.487 billion

CapitalPashae

CurrencyInternational Dollar
AnimalIbex Goat

The Empire of The Syrbotae is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 1.487 billion Syrbotaeans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Spirituality, with Defense, Education, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pashae. The average income tax rate is 49.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Syrbotic economy, worth 32.2 trillion International Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Trout Farming, Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 21,677 International Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals, the diplomatic corps stinks, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, and the education system has gotten a recent boost in spending. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Syrbotae's national animal is the Ibex Goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Syrbotae is ranked 163,350th in the world and 154th in Eurth for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 97.4 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 12,558thTop
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Most Income Equality: 14,734thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,471st
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Most Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Syrbotae changed its national animal to "Ibex Goat", its capital to "Pashae", its demonym adjective to "Syrbotic", and its nation type to "Empire".
  • : The Syrbotae lodged a message on the Eurth Regional Message Board.
  • : The Syrbotae lodged a message on the Eurth Regional Message Board.
  • : The Syrbotae lodged a message on the Eurth Regional Message Board.
  • : The Syrbotae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : The Syrbotae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in The Syrbotae, the education system has gotten a recent boost in spending.
  • : Following new legislation in The Syrbotae, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags.
  • : The Syrbotae's influence in Eurth rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in The Syrbotae, the diplomatic corps stinks.

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