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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,196th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,265th Most Influential: 1,769th
The Enlightened Autocracy of
Libertarian Police State
Technology Is Power
Influence
Duckspeaker
Imperial Treasury
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Riakou

Population8.333 billion

CapitalNew Worthington
Leader'The Overseer'
Faithunspecified

CurrencyRiak Mark
AnimalDachshund

The Enlightened Autocracy of Riakou is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by 'The Overseer' with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.333 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 relatively small, 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Riakan economy, worth a remarkable 1,925 trillion Riak Marks 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. Average income is an amazing 231,059 Riak Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 693,179 per year while the poor average 60,159, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

The nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens, the New Worthington XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle, wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them, and census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Riakou after the ban on emigration was lifted. 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 160,100th in the world and 692nd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -38 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,196thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,265thTop
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Most Influential: 1,769thLargest Black Market: 1,814thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,855thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,156thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,177thMost Efficient Economies: 2,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,345thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,739thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,004thLargest Mining Sector: 3,298thHighest Average Incomes: 3,629thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,074thFattest Citizens: 5,380thMost Inclusive: 5,386thHighest Economic Output: 6,177thHighest Drug Use: 6,701stLowest Crime Rates: 6,898thMost Secular: 6,947thLargest Retail Industry: 7,606thSmartest Citizens: 7,706thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,457thNudest: 8,766thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,095thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,964thMost Developed: 11,809thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,292ndLargest Governments: 12,728thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,053rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,005thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,884thMost Pacifist: 15,240thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,789th
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 48th in the regionNudest: 52nd in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 71st in the regionFattest Citizens: 72nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 73rd in the region

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