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The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We Light the Way
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Ru-

Population8.542 billion

CapitalNew Ru
LeaderEmperor Yoshio
FaithThe Shaillian Faith

CurrencyCrown
AnimalDragonfly

The Empire of Ru- is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Yoshio with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 8.542 billion Ruvians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Ru. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ruvian economy, worth a remarkable 1,866 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 218,458 Crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 739,369 per year while the poor average 47,700, a ratio of 15.5 to 1.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, the entire entry for Ru- in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, and engaged partners detail their fiancés' private lives in detail to prurient bureaucrats. Crime is totally unknown. Ru-'s national animal is the Dragonfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Shaillian Faith.

Ru- is ranked 157,671st in the world and 6th in The Strategic and Economic Alliance for Least Corrupt Governments, with 91.64 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
1%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,335thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,946thLargest Retail Industry: 2,069thTop
5%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,337thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,416thMost Devout: 2,500thMost Cultured: 2,783rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,999thMost Efficient Economies: 3,077thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,672ndNicest Citizens: 3,940thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,791stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,867thHighest Average Incomes: 4,983rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,015thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,193rdMost Pacifist: 5,276thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,635thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,953rdHighest Economic Output: 8,026thSmartest Citizens: 8,056thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,299thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,954thLargest Governments: 9,011thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,169thMost Developed: 9,257thMost Inclusive: 9,837thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,960thTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,066thLowest Crime Rates: 11,507thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,482ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,526thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,296thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,160thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,278th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ru- lodged a message on the The Strategic and Economic Alliance Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ru-, engaged partners detail their fiancés' private lives in detail to prurient bureaucrats.
  • : Ru-'s influence in The Strategic and Economic Alliance fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Ru-, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high.
  • : Ru- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Ru-, the entire entry for Ru- in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ru-, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Ru-, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity.
  • : Ru- was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Ru- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.

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