by Max Barry

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Most Patriotic: 322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 493rdLargest Governments: 518th
The Stratocracy of
Democratic Socialists
One nation. One Army. One soul.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population10.02 billion



The Stratocracy of Ribanzi is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Commander with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 10.02 billion Ribans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moonlight. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Riban economy, worth a remarkable 3,047 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 304,147 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, and children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ribanzi's national animal is the commando, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bushido.

Ribanzi is ranked 2,748th in the world and 55th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 23,664.76 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Patriotic: 322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 493rdLargest Governments: 518thLowest Crime Rates: 566thMost Developed: 702ndSmartest Citizens: 751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 767thLongest Average Lifespans: 775thMost Secular: 782ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 848thHealthiest Citizens: 885thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 901stMost Cultured: 1,039thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,145thMost Armed: 1,203rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,297thHighest Food Quality: 1,302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,344thSafest: 1,373rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,482ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,881stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,054thHighest Average Incomes: 2,221stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,239thMost Inclusive: 2,521stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,629thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,660thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,748thMost Efficient Economies: 2,766thTop
Most Influential: 2,783rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,916thBest Weather: 3,436thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,911thRudest Citizens: 5,675thHighest Economic Output: 5,710thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,885thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,461stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,971stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 23,624th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Armed: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 40th in the regionSafest: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 55th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 66th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionMost Inclusive: 82nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 85th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 117th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 127th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 133rd in the regionMost Influential: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 163rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 249th in the regionLargest Populations: 280th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 603rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Ribanzi was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Zidium.
  • : Ribanzi was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Ribanzi endorsed The Armed Republic of NewImperia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Ribanzi, bars are packed at all hours.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » Aivintis, New Leganes, Asendavia, East Malaysia, A mean old man, VW53Aland, Brotherland, Marrabuk, Chalan, Axdel, Hizuru, Debluu, Enlil, East Deslang, Kangarawa, Federated States of Zootron, New Bradenia Ghost, Firenation91, Drunken Seal Islands, United China Nation, Bai Lung, Lyontisia, Freedomindia, Kucia, Roliganistan, The Three States of Fortuna, A Slanted Black Stripe, Wiranath, Kaigi, Dannemarie, Goodnamesarerare, CheeseBurrito, The Empire of Rijelv, Harro Waarudho, Adavan, Kampf Empire, Rhealaliit, Pekweng, Lanagon, Slys Paws, Headpat Central, The Almighty Country, Republic of Berzerkistan, Ridann, Taurora, Pakitsk, Propwash, Monezambique, Adolanta, Kalaratri, and 57 others.Trimmania, Dragonia, Kriov, Ripsylvania, Coruh, Seri Tai Republic, Abtracnt, Rainbow Vests, Land of Corporations, Empire of Dabiristan, Ulvesogullr, Sandboxford, Tshana, West Swedania, Edmontia, Wanabe, Stellar Colonies, Fellon, Cacnesia, Canadian Technocrats, Aeljae, Scaperlancobbinstan, Dravida India, Slonful, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Chria Deau, North Bernia, Sen Jast, Evrigenis, Thurland, Kagorg Bra Corna, 3 14159265358979323846264, Blobon, Rikos Isles, Mardom, Kingdom of Hapsteld, Nevertopia, Bogliqia, Tassirion, The Marlands, Merlovich, Tyrosalem, The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, Verconia, Gernmark, Kaldrbuth, Kond Mex Ethostorgel, Isole Ionie, Triumphiam, Santa Dystopia, Malayika, Roissyland, United Citizens, Palladion State, Veterans Association, NewImperia, and Zidium.