by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thMost Influential: 5,192ndMost Authoritarian: 14,383rd
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Big sis is watching You
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population189 million


The Empire of NIGHTRAY is a very large, cultured nation, remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The cynical population of 189 million 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 large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 56.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Elestrian economy, worth 8.90 trillion Ducals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is 47,096 Ducals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes, courtrooms can be a little sketchy, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, and people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight. 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.

NIGHTRAY is ranked 207,536th in the world and 6,726th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 17.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thTop
Most Influential: 5,192ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 14,383rdMost Conservative: 18,013thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,108thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,188th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 186th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 542nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 638th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 645th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 712th in the regionMost Conservative: 798th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : NIGHTRAY was endorsed by The High Court Justice of Ebonhand.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : NIGHTRAY was endorsed by The Holy Republic of East Nagaland.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, all marriages are arranged by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in NIGHTRAY, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 181 » Scu Greinne, Crystal Creation, Marinho Islands, Ipugao, Qvait, Eskvenn, Yeses, Amerion, Noimosini, Greater Scottdascoda, Levistian, Corgitopiaa, The Republic Of Williamsburg, Holota, Tepertopia, Charisma Bonus, Aidenfieeld, 11th Infanterie-Division, Bawkie, Auphelia, Aschenburg, Blaash, Banglazstrogaria, Roterdamia, Greslon, Beepee, Iym Winterless, Freavia, Ceutalia, Unojo, Concrete Slab, Vanmarkia, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Independent Southern State of Texas, Central German Empire, The Two Jerseys, Steampunk Engineers, Bleakfoot, A leftover country, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Gidonia, HUElavia, Euro Pacifica, Jammlandia, Hakk Fiss, Purple Hyacinth, Land Without Shrimp, Canmore, Aumeltopia, Dankstergrad, and 131 others.Catsonya, Antarctic Empires, Arvan Irawer, Darakin, Erinor, Nowa Europa, Curlyhoward, USNE2018, Jehenna, Blondiesland, Galactic Gelatin, Carthatska, The Solar System Scope, Glen Cooley, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Drystar, Centristvill, East Mantis, Proctethia, Abyssal Phantasm, Bear Connors Paradiso, Luilekkerlandt, Si-topia, The naked people, PenguinPies, Tsunamy, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sandaoguo, Conexia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, New Itomorii, Treir, Direwolf1, Bichedder, Aoz, Depressed Nation, Indolos, Berlana, Western Fardelshufflestein, House Ahsanul, Andinla, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Wakandan Tribes, Linden Oak, Sedunn, Isokenzar, Doraya, Kandorith, Seliyan progressive Islands, Isle of Glastonbury, Baltenlands, Kafeine, WI SD EA D, Drew-Topia, Britun, Itani, Wehraboos, Tsvetania, Pax Dracon, Nova Montron, Dovan Con Kabizzores, Doss Kingly, Fasire, Rebel-topia, The West Valley Mountains, Doundaly, The Filippinas, Avangarn, Borielo, Dirkistan, Shefino, Pamela And Hepatitis, Soem, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Yellunstryer, Oxyliteral, Anserisa, Menesynchro, Dis7Nation, Belschaft, Not Austria, Sthalrim, North Kanuckistan, HORLALEK, Calistan, Cuuldere, Cokoland, Dereistic, The United Expanse, Wardoeka, Gaia Eden, Hypersensible Crybabies, Poopisiya, Alaninia, Enlightened Australasia, FreeFishers, Libedistan, Avalonica, Drazilazi, Center Lisle, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Lioniel, Armonitopia, LadyRebels, Utondara, Great Andora, Westenhald, Kiasu-ism, Tughampton, Ralphburg, New Belgrade, Centia Deran, Gonrati, InnWorm, Carrelie, St Oaks, Escevola, Brunier, Enplatia, Farelonia, Bergenu, Kallassius, North Catimestistrianes, Volaworand, Japanese Federal Republic, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, The United Australian States, Farengeto, Aresten, East Nagaland, and Ebonhand.