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The United Gerbil States of Ratmo

“Táimid ar fad faoi fhrancach!”Pharaoh Cían Seamus Mag Uidhir I

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Advanta

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The United Gerbil States of Ratmo is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Pharaoh Cían Seamus Mag Uidhir I with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 4.43 billion Ratmonians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chackide. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratmoan economy, worth 637 trillion Cianoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 143,914 Cianoes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 478,998 per year while the poor average 32,219, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ratmo's national animal is the Red Lava Rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ferretism.

Ratmo is ranked 1st in Advanta and 8,459th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 205 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 hours ago

  • 10 hours ago: Ratmo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Ratmo lodged a message on the Advanta Regional Message Board.
  • 2 days 10 hours ago: Ratmo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 3 days 10 hours ago: Ratmo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Devout.
  • 6 days ago: Ratmo fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 6 days ago: Ratmo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 8 days ago: Ratmo was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Ratmo, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Ratmo, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Ratmo, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.

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