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Largest Information Technology Sector: 920thLargest Black Market: 1,549thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,915th
The Jovial Hoho of
Libertarian Police State
Hoho
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Riakou

Population11.833 billion

CapitalNew Worthington
Leader'The Overseer'
Faithunspecified

CurrencyXumari
AnimalDachshund

The Jovial Hoho of Riakou is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by 'The Overseer' with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.833 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 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Riakan economy, worth a remarkable 2,918 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 246,624 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 107,195th in the world and 31st in Azure Watester Federation for Most Authoritarian, with 688.12 milliStalins.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 920thLargest Black Market: 1,549thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,915thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,304thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,491stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,578thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,001stHighest Average Incomes: 3,547thLargest Mining Sector: 3,842ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,975thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,993rdHighest Economic Output: 4,805thLowest Crime Rates: 6,093rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,129thMost Inclusive: 6,252ndFattest Citizens: 6,549thMost Developed: 6,622ndSmartest Citizens: 7,017thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,130thMost Secular: 7,973rdMost Influential: 8,476thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,002ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,424thLargest Retail Industry: 10,441stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,598thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,392ndLargest Governments: 11,492ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,090thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,494thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,893rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,914thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,085thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,501stHighest Drug Use: 16,356thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,490thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,708thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,160thMost Cultured: 20,429thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,669thLargest Populations: 22,487th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riakou's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes and Largest Governments.
  • : Riakou's influence in Azure Watester Federation rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Riakou voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ariusgrad".
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Riakou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.

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