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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,195thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,708th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
quiet but not too quiet
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Die Riech

Population9.692 billion

CapitalBerlin
LeaderLudwig

CurrencyRiechmarks
Animalimperial eagle

The Dictatorship of Die Riech is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ludwig with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.692 billion Riechians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berlin. The average income tax rate is 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Die Riechian economy, worth a remarkable 1,444 trillion Riechmarks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,085 Riechmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Builders across Die Riech are blocked up with orders for new public loos, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, almost all products in Die Riech are hand-crafted due to strict employment laws, and the nationalized auto industry is adept at making durable little cars nobody wants to drive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Die Riech's national animal is the imperial eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Die Riech is ranked 156,118th in the world and 15th in Ridgefield for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 54.27 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,195thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,519thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,708thMost Influential: 2,549thTop
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Most Patriotic: 3,250thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,686thLowest Crime Rates: 4,068thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,139thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,026thLargest Black Market: 5,355thLargest Mining Sector: 6,552ndMost Conservative: 6,754thHealthiest Citizens: 8,400thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,460thMost Secular: 9,994thLargest Governments: 12,185thMost Authoritarian: 12,440thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,136thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,506thHighest Economic Output: 14,235thHighest Average Incomes: 15,704thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,125thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,927th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, the nationalized auto industry is adept at making durable little cars nobody wants to drive.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, almost all products in Die Riech are hand-crafted due to strict employment laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, builders across Die Riech are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Die Riech, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.

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