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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 538th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 605th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 630th
The Provisional State of
Corporate Police State
NationStates
Provisional Radicastrian Government
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Radicaster

Population4.631 billion

CapitalBalresk
LeaderProvisional Radicastrian Government

Currencyrazi
Animalanimal

The Provisional State of Radicaster is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Provisional Radicastrian Government with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, enslaved workforce, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.631 billion Radicastrians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Public Transport are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balresk. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Radicastrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,235 trillion razis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 266,831 razis, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,325,572 per year while the poor average 30,385, a ratio of 43.6 to 1.

Former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor, college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, and the government has the power to seize property at will. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Radicaster's national animal is the animal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Radicaster is ranked 115,031st in the world and 6,142nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 31.02 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 538thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 605thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 630thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 701stMost Influential: 834thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,224thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,779thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,797thMost Secular: 1,863rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,017thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,291stHighest Average Incomes: 2,328thMost Avoided: 2,405thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,605thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,621stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,675thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,718thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,016thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,291stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,545thLargest Mining Sector: 4,940thLargest Retail Industry: 5,142ndRudest Citizens: 5,179thMost Efficient Economies: 8,014thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,166thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,254thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,744thLargest Governments: 10,210thMost Cultured: 10,450thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,625thLowest Crime Rates: 10,661stHighest Economic Output: 10,927thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,871stSmartest Citizens: 12,732ndMost Pro-Market: 15,643rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 70th in the regionMost Avoided: 77th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 80th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rd in the regionMost Secular: 88th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 89th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 107th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 152nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 160th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 242nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 246th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 266th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 296th in the regionRudest Citizens: 302nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 315th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 319th in the regionMost Influential: 336th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 390th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 402nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 444th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 482nd in the regionMost Cultured: 507th in the regionLargest Governments: 512th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 533rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 646th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 709th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, it's never "just a game" with Radicastrian sports fans.

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World Assembly

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