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Largest Information Technology Sector: 949thLargest Black Market: 1,702ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,870th
The Jovial Hoho of
Libertarian Police State
Hoho
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Riakou

Population13.302 billion

CapitalNew Worthington
Leader'The Overseer'
Faithunspecified

CurrencyXumari
AnimalDachshund

The Jovial Hoho of Riakou is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by 'The Overseer' with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.302 billion Riakans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Worthington. The average income tax rate is 72.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Riakan economy, worth a remarkable 3,249 trillion Xumaris a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 244,293 Xumaris, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Future leaders of Riakou regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, you can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg, and agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Riakou's national animal is the Dachshund, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is unspecified.

Riakou is ranked 215,305th in the world and 24th in Azure Watester Federation for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 22.62 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 949thLargest Black Market: 1,702ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,870thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,291stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,582ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,654thLargest Mining Sector: 3,855thHighest Average Incomes: 3,867thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,915thHighest Economic Output: 4,569thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,790thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,814thLowest Crime Rates: 6,360thFattest Citizens: 6,515thMost Efficient Economies: 6,531stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,588thMost Inclusive: 6,636thMost Developed: 6,775thMost Influential: 6,947thSmartest Citizens: 7,099thMost Secular: 7,995thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,893rdLargest Retail Industry: 10,466thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,053rdHighest Food Quality: 11,090thLargest Governments: 11,554thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,676thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,609thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,707thHighest Drug Use: 15,887thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,196thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,642ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,770thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,767thMost Cultured: 20,004thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,022ndLargest Populations: 22,402nd
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Riakou's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry and the Top 5% for Largest Governments.
  • : Riakou was endorsed by The Best Nation of Best Rwanda.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry and the Top 5% for Largest Governments.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Riakou's influence in Azure Watester Federation fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Riakou's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".

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