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.
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.