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Most Valuable International Artwork: 169thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,031stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,185th
The Knights of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Fly into space with the wind beneath your feet
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Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
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Sidoneia

Population1.911 billion

CapitalInner Habitation Ring
LeaderCaptain Kobayashi
FaithTranshumanism

CurrencySharp Stick
AnimalSpace Kraken

The Knights of Sidoneia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Captain Kobayashi with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 1.911 billion Sidoneians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inner Habitation Ring. The average income tax rate is 75.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sidoneian economy, worth 287 trillion Sharp Sticks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 150,560 Sharp Sticks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, televisions are often seized to pay for overdue television license fees, and sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sidoneia's national animal is the Space Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Transhumanism.

Sidoneia is ranked 99,979th in the world and 64th in Lone Wolves United for Most Authoritarian, with 649.3 milliStalins.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 169thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,031stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,912thMost Secular: 5,394thMost Developed: 6,750thMost Inclusive: 6,905thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,054thSmartest Citizens: 7,730thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,448thHealthiest Citizens: 8,559thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,913thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,310thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,542ndTop
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Largest Governments: 12,631stSafest: 12,660thBest Weather: 12,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,294thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,310thHighest Average Incomes: 13,412thLowest Crime Rates: 13,524thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,040thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,163rdMost Efficient Economies: 15,817thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,887thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,782ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,292ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,365thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,685thMost Cultured: 20,049thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,233rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Safest: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, televisions are often seized to pay for overdue television license fees.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Sidoneians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, Captain Kobayashi's personal home is one of Lone Wolves United's most notorious party destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, Space Krakens are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
  • : Following new legislation in Sidoneia, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.

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