by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 25,405th
The Defender-Francoist of
Democratic Socialists
When did you get all peace-loving on me?
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population13.596 billion

LeaderCaptain of the LCS Ellesmera
FaithChurch of Andrew Du


The Defender-Francoist of Rhaza is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Captain of the LCS Ellesmera with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The quiet, industrious population of 13.596 billion Rhazans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fukuoka. The average income tax rate is 9.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Rhazan economy, worth 700 trillion pesos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 51,550 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenagers claim that morning paper rounds are performance art, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, divorce is illegal, and a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Rhaza's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Church of Andrew Du.

Rhaza is ranked 225,545th in the world and 6,737th in Cities of the World for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 70,144 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Populations: 25,405th
Largest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 131st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 178th in the regionNicest Citizens: 375th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 477th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 649th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 850th in the regionSafest: 850th in the regionMost Armed: 1,002nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,070th in the region

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Endorsements Received: None.