by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8thMost Rebellious Youth: 21stHighest Crime Rates: 24th
The Incorporated States of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Fiat iustitia et pereat mundus
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Population32.17 billion

CapitalSehlysdre City


The Incorporated States of Sehlysdre is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Caoilfhinn with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 32.17 billion Sehlysdreans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sehlysdre City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sehlysdrean economy, worth an astonishing 12,793 trillion Thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 397,677 Thalers, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

It's often raining men (hallelujah) in Sehlysdre City, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, the government defends a woman's right to choose, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sehlysdre's national animal is the Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sehlysdre is ranked 224th in the world and 10th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 91.38 Whatever.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8thMost Rebellious Youth: 21stHighest Crime Rates: 24thMost Armed: 33rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 45thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 66thFattest Citizens: 69thMost Avoided: 122ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 153rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 177thLargest Gambling Industry: 203rdLargest Mining Sector: 204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 224thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 235thHighest Disposable Incomes: 260thHighest Economic Output: 261stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 316thRudest Citizens: 407thLargest Retail Industry: 466thMost Stationary: 521stHighest Average Incomes: 800thLargest Publishing Industry: 958thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,025thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,236thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,545thLargest Populations: 1,883rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,518thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,747thMost Efficient Economies: 2,970thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,172ndSmartest Citizens: 3,816thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,808thLargest Black Market: 9,296thNudest: 10,632ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,820thMost Secular: 11,781stMost Influential: 12,014thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 16,066thMost Politically Free: 16,445thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,897thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,395th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionMost Politically Free: 74th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 118th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 292nd in the regionNudest: 303rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 312th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 343rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 407th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 541st in the regionMost Extreme: 677th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 692nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 704th in the regionMost Influential: 761st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, the government defends a woman's right to choose.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Sehlysdre City.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, it needn't take a lot of snot and tears to fix a problem.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Sehlysdre was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.


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