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- 1 General Info
- 2 Government
- 3 Politics, Regional and Global
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Professional Sporting Leagues
The Athletic Paradise of Sliponia is located in the region of Lancre, and has is most known for its athletic achievements, having won the fourth Handball World Cup 29 to 22 versus a most heated athletic rival, NEWI Cefn Druids. Among that honor Sliponia has hosted several events as well as competed in regional events. In the Lancre Olympics, Sliponia walked away with 12 golds, 10 silvers, and 1 bronze for a total of 23 medals and the overall victory.
The Athletic Paradise of Sliponia is a massive, economically powerful nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate, hard-working population of 4.62 billion enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Social Equality. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and Soda Sales.
Skateparks can be found in every city, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, and all footpaths have tollbooths. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sliponia's national animal is the Jayhawk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Slip.
Sliponia is ranked 6th in Lancre and 5,824th in the world for Nudest.
Sliponia is run through a direct democracy. Every vote counts! Direct democracy in its traditional form is Rule by the people through referenda. The people are given the right to pass laws, veto laws and withdraw support from a representative (if the system has representatives) at any time. In Sliponia, this is true on the local level, but not the national level.
The incumbent leader is President Jesse Ross serving in his second consecutive term. National elections happen every three years while local elections are yearly. There are several parties in Sliponia's elections and they all stand an equal chance. Votes split fairly equally among them all, but the Celtic Party, which is the current ruling party, tends to get most of the votes.
Politics, Regional and Global
The government of Sliponia is looking to become more active in Lancre which would include becoming the Regional Delegate to the United Nations. Sliponia is very interested in sports and is looking at being apart of governing councils through out the world. There has also been talk of starting formal alliances.
The government has recently ended an era of isolation from global interaction and looks very interested to be involved. Sliponia tries not to go where it is not wanted, but when despots attempt to acquire WMDs, Sliponia will intervene.
Sliponia is very athletic nation. Whether or not all the Sliponians are gifted or not, they still enjoy sports.
The Athletic Paradise of Sliponia has competed in many events, but also takes time to host events. Two memorable events have been the Lancre Cup and the Richter Classic.
Richter Classic I
All documents have been lost regarding the Richter Classic. All that is known was that it was a basketball tournament.
Professional Sporting Leagues
Sliponian Premier Soccer
In what used to be Sliponia's top soccer league, the 20 best teams in the nation competed for the coveted SPS Cup. However, this league joined with the Northern Sliponia Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Authority to create one 30 team league, the Sliponian Premiere League. Not all teams transferred however.
SPS Final Season Season
Below are results of the SPS' final season before becoming the SPL.
Pts W D L GF:GA GD 1. Wichita 113 22 9 7 54:30 24 C 2. River Oaks 105 21 4 13 48:35 13 x 3. Ekoli 102 18 10 10 50:38 12 x 4. Northglen 99 18 7 13 48:36 12 x 5. Westglen 99 16 13 9 50:40 10 x 6. Great Heights 98 17 9 12 51:39 12 x 7. Real Richter 98 17 9 12 47:39 8 x 8. Spring Hill 98 17 9 12 47:41 6 x 9. Shawnee 97 17 8 13 48:41 7 x 10. Eastglen 93 15 10 13 48:39 9 x 11. Raytown United 92 14 12 12 50:40 10 12. Slip City FC 92 15 9 14 41:43 -2 13. Palaccio 91 14 11 13 42:36 6 14. DiLoke 87 13 10 15 46:45 1 15. Northwest 85 12 11 15 35:39 -4 16. Boulderdash FC 84 12 10 16 41:47 -6 17. Vasquez 82 11 11 16 39:48 -9 18. Flint Hills 78 9 13 16 38:52 -14 19. Beaumont 75 9 10 19 35:44 -9 20. Wellington 39 0 1 37 2:88 -86 x denotes playoff berth. C denotes playoff champion.
Northern Sliponia Soccer Federation
More info coming soon.
National Soccer Authority
One of the three leagues that combined to form the SPL