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Largest Black Market: 314thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 507thMost Ignorant Citizens: 631st
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Retrogradskaya

Population20.845 billion

CapitalRetrograd
LeaderTsar Vladimir
FaithRetrograd Orthodoxy

Currencyrubble
Animalgopnik

The Empire of Retrogradskaya is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Tsar Vladimir with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, strictly enforced bedtime, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.845 billion Retrogradskayans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Retrograd. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Retrograd economy, worth a remarkable 6,313 trillion rubbles a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 302,877 rubbles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,546,754 per year while the poor average 32,648, a ratio of 47.4 to 1.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is on the rise, the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events, the government seizes all major gold finds, and the only record being broken at sporting events is the highest death toll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Retrogradskaya's national animal is the gopnik, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Retrograd Orthodoxy.

Retrogradskaya is ranked 6,437th in the world and 1st in Russia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 9,711.55 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Black Market: 314thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 507thMost Ignorant Citizens: 631stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 716thLargest Mining Sector: 792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 889thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 980thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,132ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,146thHighest Economic Output: 1,177thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,435thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,574thFattest Citizens: 1,579thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,597thMost Devout: 1,655thMost Avoided: 1,813thHighest Average Incomes: 1,927thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,009thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,787thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,823rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,286thLowest Crime Rates: 4,456thLargest Governments: 4,689thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,870thLargest Populations: 5,948thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,437thMost Primitive: 7,173rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,598thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,168thMost Efficient Economies: 9,232ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,291stLargest Retail Industry: 9,701stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,112thMost Conservative: 11,293rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,955th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, the only record being broken at sporting events is the highest death toll.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, the government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, carpal tunnel syndrome is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, most foreigners can't name the leader of Retrogradskaya.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • : Retrogradskaya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, it is illegal to liberate slaves.
  • : Following new legislation in Retrogradskaya, online tourism reviews of Retrogradskaya are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar.

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