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The Call for the Dead of Richard I

“Be sure to drink your OvaltineŽ!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Texas

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The Call for the Dead of Richard I is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Pharaoh with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical population of 22.891 billion Richard Iians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richard I City. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

The nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Richard I's national animal is the Hell Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is logging into NationStates every so often, and its currency is the Platinum Dollar.

Richard I is ranked 162nd in Texas and 110,382nd in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -40 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 1 hour ago

  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • 20 days ago: Richard I fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 21 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 22 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 23 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
  • 25 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, the nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands.
  • 36 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 10%).
  • 38 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.

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