by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 209thMost Patriotic: 312thLowest Crime Rates: 471st
The Stratocracy of
Democratic Socialists
One nation. One Army. One soul.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population12.413 billion



The Stratocracy of Ribanzi is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Commander with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 12.413 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. 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 4,038 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 325,341 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The justice of Ribanzi is considered superior to that of other nations, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, war vets look after war animals, and the latest electric jet fighter has almost enough battery charge to reach cruising altitude -- provided you don't use the radar. 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 75,040th in the world and 3,538th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 3,508.8 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 209thMost Patriotic: 312thLowest Crime Rates: 471stHighest Average Tax Rates: 503rdLargest Governments: 513thSmartest Citizens: 636thMost Developed: 642ndLongest Average Lifespans: 690thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 704thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 715thMost Scientifically Advanced: 788thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 794thHealthiest Citizens: 795thHighest Poor Incomes: 800thMost Cultured: 934thSafest: 976thMost Armed: 1,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,120thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,208thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,210thHighest Food Quality: 1,232ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,879thHighest Average Incomes: 2,023rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,135thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,304thMost Inclusive: 2,413thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,442ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,516thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,594thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,613thBest Weather: 2,699thMost Influential: 2,805thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,241stHighest Economic Output: 4,400thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,485thRudest Citizens: 6,846thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,431stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,965thMost Income Equality: 22,513th
Most Secular: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 48th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 90th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 95th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 111th in the regionBest Weather: 115th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 139th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 210th in the regionRudest Citizens: 400th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 521st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 535th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 925th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,003rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,031st in the region

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