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The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona

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Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Syconan Senate with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.768 billion Syconans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Conoss. The average income tax rate is 11.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Syconan economy, worth 442 trillion quid a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 159,753 quid, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

There have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Sycona, Syconan-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways, and a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts. Crime is totally unknown. Sycona's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sycona is ranked 44,886th in the world and 79th in International Democratic Union for Highest Economic Output, with 442 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,278thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 3,154thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,566thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,027thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,217thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,189thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,007thSmartest Citizens: 9,298thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,771stMost Developed: 9,891stHighest Average Incomes: 12,228thTop
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Most Influential: 15,614thMost Efficient Economies: 16,817thMost Cultured: 17,271stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,444thHealthiest Citizens: 18,589thMost Secular: 19,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,123rdHighest Drug Use: 22,675thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,872ndSafest: 24,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,530th
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 13 » United New England, Tearvan, Trive 38, Mannenois, Grosseschnauzer, Libertas Omnium Maximus, Comhar, The Crimean Enclave, Aertemedia, Slokais Islands, Xiomera, Grellania, and Ponoxien.