by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,109thMost Influential: 1,849thMost Secular: 6,670th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Big sis is watching You
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population2.906 billion

LeaderKai Nightray
FaithCelestial Vision


The Empire of NIGHTRAY is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Kai Nightray with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, digital currency, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.906 billion Elestrians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightgard. The average income tax rate is 65.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Elestrian economy, worth 337 trillion Ducals 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 slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 116,002 Ducals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in the South Pacific, it is mandatory for actors to exit stage left, every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, and Elestrian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Kai Nightray. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. NIGHTRAY's national animal is the Alicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Celestial Vision.

NIGHTRAY is ranked 10,678th in the world and 246th in the South Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 44.82 flags saluted per person per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,109thMost Influential: 1,849thTop
Most Secular: 6,670thMost Patriotic: 10,678thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,071stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,649thMost Authoritarian: 13,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,232ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,830thMost Conservative: 17,816thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,368thLargest Black Market: 19,011thLowest Crime Rates: 19,098thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,048thHealthiest Citizens: 21,554thSmartest Citizens: 22,146thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,860thMost Pacifist: 22,996thMost Cultured: 23,879thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,661stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,738thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27,194th
Most Influential: 173rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 189th in the regionMost Secular: 217th in the regionMost Patriotic: 246th in the regionLargest Black Market: 264th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 264th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 373rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 379th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 407th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 458th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 523rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 541st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 558th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 570th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 584th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 674th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 679th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 683rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 716th in the regionMost Cultured: 728th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 736th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 742nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 832nd in the regionLargest Governments: 836th in the regionMost Stationary: 842nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 868th in the regionMost Pacifist: 921st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 960th in the regionMost Conservative: 1,004th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,036th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,049th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,190th in the region

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