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The Call for the Dead of Richard I

“The best part of waking up is Folgers® in your cup.™”

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, genial nation, ruled by Pharaoh with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its compassionate, cynical population of 22.358 billion 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, socially-minded 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 87%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

The Hell Cat is a protected species, the tenet of free speech is held dear, students abandon classrooms for online education, and travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies. 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 28th in Texas and 8,646th in the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 5 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 9 minutes ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, students abandon classrooms for online education.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, the Hell Cat is a protected species.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Platinum Dollar battlesuits.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, much of Richard I's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • 12 days ago: Richard I was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, most citizens in Richard I are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Richard I, skateparks can be found in every city.

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