by Max Barry

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Fattest Citizens: 5,646thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,314thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,624th
The Holy Empire of
Corporate Bordello
Sola Deo Gloria
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ramset

Population732 million

CapitalJoseph Bramah Federal District

Currencydollar
AnimalBear

The Holy Empire of Ramset is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its daily referendums, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 732 million Rams are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph Bramah Federal District. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ramsetian economy, worth 72.9 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 99,542 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 451,869 per year while the poor average 13,433, a ratio of 33.6 to 1.

For the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs, it's considered providence that the political lexicon contains a syrup of company slogans, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, and polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ramset's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ramset is ranked 42,073rd in the world and 2nd in West Antartica for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 3,672.87 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Fattest Citizens: 5,646thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,314thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,624thLargest Mining Sector: 7,686thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,509thRudest Citizens: 9,906thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,196thLargest Retail Industry: 11,235thTop
10%
Most Armed: 13,885thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,266thMost Devout: 15,508thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,963rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,212thMost Pro-Market: 25,756th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Ramset was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Ramset's influence in West Antartica rose from "Auxiliary" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, it's considered providence that the political lexicon contains a syrup of company slogans.
  • : Ramset's influence in West Antartica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Ramset was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in Ramset, many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace.

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