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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,186thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,248thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,592nd
The Black League States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
New Ryansvilleans never die!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Ryansville

Population869 million

LeaderDictator Omar Richards


The Black League States of New Ryansville is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Dictator Omar Richards with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 869 million New Ryansvilleans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valorgrove. The average income tax rate is 52.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Ryansvillean economy, worth 145 trillion Avarines 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. 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 167,117 Avarines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's favourite colour is red (New Ryansville has found 1 easter egg), New Ryansville isn't what it used to be, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Ryansville's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Ryansville is ranked 227,031st in the world and 162nd in Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 12.29 Tourists Per Hour.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,186thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,248thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,592ndMost Avoided: 5,566thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,035thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,859thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,051stRudest Citizens: 8,797thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,870thLargest Mining Sector: 9,532ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,919thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,111thMost Secular: 10,314thHighest Average Incomes: 10,616thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,625thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 12,610thLargest Black Market: 14,251stMost Efficient Economies: 14,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,890thMost Developed: 15,065thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,297thSmartest Citizens: 16,212thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,985th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Average: 15th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the region

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