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Largest Black Market: 1,039thMost Stationary: 1,462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,944th
The Mana Source of
Corrupt Dictatorship
One Ruby is worth ten diamonds
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Mox Ruby

Population32.673 billion

CapitalRubyCity
LeaderMrRuby
FaithAtheism

Currencymana
Animalmanabird

The Mana Source of Mox Ruby is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by MrRuby with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 32.673 billion Mox Rubyians 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.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of RubyCity. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mox Rubyian economy, worth a remarkable 4,865 trillion manas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 148,920 manas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military lends out its new fighter jets as easily as a good neighbor lending out his garden tools, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, a driving license is obtained not by passing a test but by passing a brown envelope, and MrRuby's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mox Ruby's national animal is the manabird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Mox Ruby is ranked 88,187th in the world and 93rd in Nederland for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 175,710 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Black Market: 1,039thMost Stationary: 1,462ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,944thLargest Populations: 2,655thLargest Mining Sector: 2,921stHighest Economic Output: 2,941stMost Avoided: 2,944thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5,245thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,645thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,755thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,397thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,530thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,577thMost Influential: 8,892ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,997thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,987thMost Secular: 11,105thMost Primitive: 13,556thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,003rdTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,604thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,083rdMost Efficient Economies: 16,681stHighest Average Incomes: 16,965thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,848thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,411thMost Patriotic: 20,526thMost Authoritarian: 21,008thMost Developed: 21,684thLargest Governments: 21,956th
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Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, MrRuby's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, a driving license is obtained not by passing a test but by passing a brown envelope.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, the military lends out its new fighter jets as easily as a good neighbor lending out his garden tools.
  • : Mox Ruby was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive and Most Ignorant Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, MrRuby's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, any girl that shows an interest in Lego is pressured to study engineering.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll.
  • : Following new legislation in Mox Ruby, computers have been banned.

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