The Imperial Republic of Rutianas is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Shein Darson with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 15.826 billion Rutians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rutia. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.
The frighteningly efficient Rutianasian economy, worth a remarkable 3,725 trillion Runais a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 235,387 Runais, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.
Most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry, military spending is on the increase, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy', and the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rutianas's national animal is the Meerkat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is whatever.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Rutianas fell out of the world Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
- : Rutianas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
- : Rutianas's influence in Korel fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
- : Rutianas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- : Rutianas's influence in Korel rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
- : Following new legislation in Rutianas, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
- : Rutianas fell out of the world Top 5% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
- : Rutianas fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Armed.
- : Rutianas was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).
- : Rutianas fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.