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The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona

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Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Page

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The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Syconan Senate with a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.267 billion Syconans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Conoss. The average income tax rate is 42.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Syconan economy, worth 207 trillion quid a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,438 quid, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', and farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops. Crime is totally unknown. Sycona's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sycona is ranked 15,688th in the world and 678th in The East Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,758.31 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,402ndRudest Citizens: 2,661stLargest Retail Industry: 3,256thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,281stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,499thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,623rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,429thMost Developed: 8,354thSmartest Citizens: 8,610thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,682ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,054thMost Efficient Economies: 10,307thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 10,730thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,025thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,500thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,688thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,204thMost Secular: 17,984thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,997thHighest Drug Use: 18,081stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,912thHealthiest Citizens: 20,407thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,672nd
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Rudest Citizens: 67th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 136th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 145th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 175th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 208th in the regionMost Developed: 236th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 236th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 274th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 280th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 327th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 373rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 416th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 481st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 521st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 550th in the regionLargest Governments: 577th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 587th in the regionMost Secular: 591st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 624th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 626th in the regionMost Cultured: 634th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 659th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 678th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 690th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Bai Lung, Todd McCloud, Broengtopia, H-Zhena, Evrigenis, Mays Austrian Nation, Sokala, Tretrid, Staynes, and Brotherland.