by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 511thMost Influential: 909thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,646th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
May the Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.175 billion

LeaderHer Imperial Majesty Empress Odet


The Empire of Rhetiaa is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Her Imperial Majesty Empress Odet with an iron fist, and renowned for its national health service, ban on automobiles, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, cynical population of 8.175 billion Rhetiaans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Panem. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rhetiaan economy, worth a remarkable 1,144 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,999 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

State media features lively debates such as whether pineapple on pizza is an acceptable topping, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution, and radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rhetiaa's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Rhetiaa is ranked 29,933rd in the world and 757th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,873.27 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 511thMost Influential: 909thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,646thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,295thLowest Crime Rates: 7,660thMost Developed: 7,729thHealthiest Citizens: 7,934thMost Cultured: 8,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,678thHighest Food Quality: 9,094thBest Weather: 9,267thMost Inclusive: 10,086thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,091stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,838thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,153rdSmartest Citizens: 11,406thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,503rdTop
Largest Governments: 14,495thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,414thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,467thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,491stMost Efficient Economies: 15,947thHighest Economic Output: 16,204thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,832ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,867thNicest Citizens: 17,130thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,492ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,615thMost Secular: 17,897thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,261stMost Patriotic: 20,664th
Most Influential: 71st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 215th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 220th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 221st in the regionMost Developed: 247th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 262nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 286th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 304th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 315th in the regionBest Weather: 320th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 343rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 367th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionMost Inclusive: 377th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 413th in the regionLargest Governments: 427th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 492nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 527th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 529th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 540th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 543rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 553rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 564th in the regionMost Patriotic: 612th in the regionMost Secular: 636th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 638th in the regionNicest Citizens: 642nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 757th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rhetiaa, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Rhetiaa endorsed The Republic of Murelia.
  • : Rhetiaa endorsed The Republic of Saciu.
  • : Rhetiaa endorsed The Borderlands of Damn Frigid Wastelands.
  • : Rhetiaa endorsed The Kingdom of Trellania.
  • : Rhetiaa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Rhetiaa, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution.
  • : Following new legislation in Rhetiaa, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Rhetiaa, state media features lively debates such as whether pineapple on pizza is an acceptable topping.
  • : Following new legislation in Rhetiaa, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 263 » Drystar, Aidenfieeld, Antarctic Empires, Direwolf1, Tsunamy, Land Without Shrimp, Unielvan Millorvium, Sthalrim, Si-topia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Iym Winterless, Nowa Europa, Not Austria, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Doundaly, Aschenburg, Kandorith, Bartonia Nova, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Tepertopia, Herbert Island, Republik Hintonia, Nova Montron, Rectionk, Marinho Islands, HUElavia, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Purple Hyacinth, Dereistic, South Blossom, The Two Jerseys, Curlyhoward, Concrete Slab, Menesynchro, Jehenna, Bawkie, Qvait, Ancient Slobovia, Erinor, Blaash, USNE2018, The Solar System Scope, Marstella, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, SteamPunk Squirrels, Centristvill, Kiasu-ism, Southern Numenor, Hakk Fiss, The naked people, and 213 others.Charisma Bonus, Canmore, Maeiland, Aoz, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Corgitopiaa, Paganan, Euro Pacifica, Jarilon, Darakin, Ullan, Berlana, The United Expanse, House Ahsanul, Sapientiano, Shefino, Lesinteil, Brunier, Linden Oak, Seliyan progressive Islands, Tsvetania, Yeses, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Salguod, Grianal, Amerion, Myndia, Jammlandia, Yellunstryer, Doraya, South Western Korea, A leftover country, Itani, Zolooloo, Bleakfoot, Maerist, Doss Kingly, Holota, Treir, Belschaft, Andinla, JavaSiege, Volaworand, Bumblegaria, Blondiesland, Westenhald, Rebel-topia, Dirkistan, Sanden, Enplatia, Crystal Creation, Poopisiya, Ipugao, Beepee, Pamela And Hepatitis, Aumeltopia, Kafeine, St Oaks, Yavemaya, The West Valley Mountains, Steviland, Farengeto, Freedoom, Indolos, Walloonia, Myhomecountry, Tioloman, PenguinPies, Kaleidescooptopia, Galactic Gelatin, Wehraboos, Rad Asia, Soem, Lioniel, Aresten, Isle of Glastonbury, Noire Denholm, FreeFishers, Sedunn, Wardoeka, Proctethia, Carrelie, Uvalor, Rhayna, Unojo, Drugged up Kitties, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Carthatska, Kiani, Ragabania, Arvan Irawer, Katikstan, Gidonia, Freavia, Skaladoria, A Realm Reborn, Corumdema, Lantzalot, Oxyliteral, Breizlovakia, Vexyn, Nova Kobol, Neazland, Banglazstrogaria, United States of Belvaria, The Stolen Lands, Shantuary, Eternal Memedom, Podunkia, United States of Mitch, Depressed Nation, Eashenn, Farelonia, Lugentzdort, Tyflugian, Eddonia, Valdutz, Mauricean Islands, Ethoodly, Abarri, Anatasha, Tineman, The 3rdGodKing, Sable Space, Braza, Truskawkoland, Hawaiian Pizzas, Coneiconia, West Pastafaria, Flaksis, Manuck, Beblahbleblo, Oreo States, Hatrina, East Mantis, New Qafedemar, Abyssal Phantasm, Melroy, Lyland, Privatore, Luilekkerlandt, The Stickmin Empire, Auphelia, The United Australian States, Center Lisle, Agletgreenia, Martzian, Peoples National Patronage, Ceutalia, Avalonica, Bergenu, Rovere, Dovan Con Kabizzores, Shoinkwishima, North Kanuckistan, Los Lonley Boys, Anserisa, LadyRebels, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Twoole, Sunsland, Malonlandia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Fendezia, Saint Horror, Never was New England, Tierra del Rey Carlos, Wildweststan, Neo-Saba, Phanama, Terravainia, Cuuldere, Eastern Mekong, Nehemia, Kroumos, Calistan, North Catimestistrianes, Arizona2, Independent Southern State of Texas, New Free Peru, Fredriecan, Utondara, New Sanet, Ebonhand, Moridine, Myness, Xergiokia, Noveos, Qaweritoyu, Neten Land, Solanosco, Seythennia, Danily, Esfalsa, Centa, Vicken, Nyxonia, Holy Free, The Kies, Bizzie, Dis7Nation, New Plant, The American Anarchist Empire, Baltenlands, Northern Estrian Islands, Osheiga, Aurcania, Drew Durrnil, Wakandan Tribes, Murelia, Saciu, Damn Frigid Wastelands, and Trellania.

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