The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Farao Rambert IV with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 29.554 billion Riems live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riemstagradgrad. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Riem economy, worth a remarkable 3,133 trillion dinars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 106,029 dinars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 337,780 per year while the poor average 25,320, a ratio of 13.3 to 1.
Major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Riemstagrad's national animal is the agapornis, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Heavy Metal.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, schools offer a range of lessons in subjects as diverse as The Economics of Bullying for Lunch Money.
- : Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
- : Riemstagrad lodged a message on the Belgium Regional Message Board.
- : Riemstagrad ejected and banned The Dictatorship of HCMS Soviet Thunder from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad ejected and banned The United Kingdom of English Brihimia from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad ejected and banned The Federation of South Kornea from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad ejected and banned The United Kingdom of UltraDream from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad ejected and banned The Muse of Supermassive BlackHole from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad banned The United Socialist States of NCT Polynesia from Belgium.
- : Riemstagrad banned The Democratic States of Gunderstan from Belgium.