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The Invasion of
Mother Knows Best State
Through Adversity to the Stars
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Rain Delay

Population17.606 billion

CapitalInvader Camp
LeaderQueen Rose
FaithThe Branch

CurrencyRaid
AnimalTiger

The Invasion of Rain Delay is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Rose with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, ritual sacrifices, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.606 billion Roseians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Invader Camp. The average income tax rate is 45.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Rain Delayian economy, worth a remarkable 3,839 trillion Raids a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 218,060 Raids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

All beauty contests have been banned, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins, fish with fish chips have become the new Rain Delayian food staple, and the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rain Delay's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Branch.

Rain Delay is ranked 203,925th in the world and 277th in The Invaders for Most Primitive, scoring -548.11 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 17thMost Influential: 363rdLargest Black Market: 1,718thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,875thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,073rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,170thMost Devout: 2,290thHighest Economic Output: 2,876thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,190thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,292ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,652ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,842ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,351stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,453rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,845thHighest Average Incomes: 4,962ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,765thSmartest Citizens: 7,645thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,302ndLargest Populations: 8,679thMost Efficient Economies: 8,957thLowest Crime Rates: 9,108thMost Stationary: 9,806thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,843rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 10,798thHealthiest Citizens: 11,524thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,172ndMost Cultured: 13,222ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,925thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,402ndLargest Governments: 16,984thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,053rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,480thMost Inclusive: 20,115thMost Developed: 20,278th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, fish with fish chips have become the new Rain Delayian food staple.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, all beauty contests have been banned.
  • : Rain Delay was endorsed by The Empire of Imperial Tenno.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
  • : Following new legislation in Rain Delay, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers.
  • : Rain Delay was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.

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