by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,426thMost Influential: 4,509thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,118th
The Holy Empire of
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Population1.886 billion

LeaderHoly Emperor Syris VII


The Holy Empire of Syrisia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Holy Emperor Syris VII with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The hard-working, devout population of 1.886 billion Syrisians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapture. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Syrisian economy, worth 166 trillion Gemstones a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 88,518 Gemstones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Holy Emperor Syris VII Pics" has made Holy Emperor Syris VII's mom a celebrity, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, the entire entry for Syrisia in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields. Crime is totally unknown. Syrisia's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Syrisanity.

Syrisia is ranked 96,973rd in the world and 237th in The Free Nations Region for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,616.51 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,426thMost Influential: 4,509thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,118thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,845thMost Devout: 14,316thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,088thHighest Drug Use: 18,373rdMost Cultured: 20,158thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,343rdBest Weather: 22,758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,595th
Highest Drug Use: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 36th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the region

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