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Largest Retail Industry: 2,274thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,939thRudest Citizens: 3,118th
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The Syconan Senate
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Population2.484 billion

LeaderThe Syconan Senate


The Independent Ocean Platform of Sycona is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Syconan Senate with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.484 billion Syconans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny 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 9.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Syconan economy, worth 408 trillion quid a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 164,431 quid, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

People in Sycona can die peacefully knowing that all their debts are paid, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification, and there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'. Crime is totally unknown. Sycona's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sycona is ranked 179,412th in the world and 100th in International Democratic Union for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 425.35 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Largest Retail Industry: 2,274thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,939thRudest Citizens: 3,118thMost Influential: 4,495thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,686thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,940thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,044thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,225thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,433rdSmartest Citizens: 9,085thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,752ndMost Developed: 9,778thHighest Average Incomes: 11,305thTop
Most Cultured: 17,098thMost Efficient Economies: 17,149thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,334thHealthiest Citizens: 18,336thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,667thMost Secular: 18,854thHighest Drug Use: 20,254thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,367thSafest: 22,783rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24,107th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the region

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