by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,149thMost Primitive: 4,304thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,477th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Slava Rhossi!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.942 billion

LeaderEmpress Raisa Miremeslo
Faiththe Imperial Orthodox Church


The Holy Empire of Rhossenia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Empress Raisa Miremeslo with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.942 billion Rhossians 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 large, 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 Tavorsk. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.3%.

The strong Rhossian economy, worth 120 trillion kopecks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 61,859 kopecks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 205,125 per year while the poor average 13,926, a ratio of 14.7 to 1.

Babysitters are a thing of the past, universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes, soldiers have a preference for fire-and-forget payloads, and Empress Raisa Miremeslo is the self-declared God of all Rhossenia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rhossenia's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Imperial Orthodox Church.

Rhossenia is ranked 42,960th in the world and 1st in Mareyland My Mareyland for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 3,632.22 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,149thMost Primitive: 4,304thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,477thMost Conservative: 6,461stTop
Most Authoritarian: 17,205thMost Devout: 18,867thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,708th

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