by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 4,098thMost Authoritarian: 4,385thMost Primitive: 6,470th
The Sultanate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Not all who wander are lost
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population4.602 billion


The Sultanate of Ralontir is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.602 billion Ralontirians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 42.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Ralontirian economy, worth 55.1 trillion rubles 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 Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. 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 11,977 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young adults are stepping outside for the first time in ages after video games were recently banned, tanks are being deployed to the Skandilundian border as part of "Operation Ironic Storm", it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles, and taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ralontir's national animal is the hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ralontir is ranked 181,603rd in the world and 118th in Middle Earth for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -6.56 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 4,098thMost Authoritarian: 4,385thMost Primitive: 6,470thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,418thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,743rdMost Conservative: 17,656thMost Extreme: 17,888thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,048th
Most Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the region

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