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Most Efficient Economies: 86th Largest Populations: 789th Highest Economic Output: 966th
The Call for the Dead of
Father Knows Best State
Be sure to drink your OvaltineŽ!
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Richard I

Population30.313 billion

CapitalRichard I City
LeaderPharaoh
Faithlogging into NationStates every so often

CurrencyPlatinum Dollar
AnimalHell Cat

The Call for the Dead of Richard I is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pharaoh with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.313 billion Richard Iians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richard I City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Richard Iian economy, worth a remarkable 5,383 trillion Platinum Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 177,599 Platinum Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

School uniforms are compulsory, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Richard I City, Richard I has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, and local councils have to call in dump trucks to clear parks of dinosaur droppings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Richard I's national animal is the Hell Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is logging into NationStates every so often.

Richard I is ranked 4,448th in the world and 15th in Texas for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 389.77 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
1%
Most Efficient Economies: 86thLargest Populations: 789thHighest Economic Output: 966thTop
5%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,716thMost Influential: 2,468thMost Devout: 3,375thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,557thMost Developed: 3,865thLowest Crime Rates: 4,172ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,308thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,448thSmartest Citizens: 4,914thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,291stHighest Average Incomes: 7,391stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,537thTop
10%
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,713thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,882ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,107thHealthiest Citizens: 10,851stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,971stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,601stNicest Citizens: 14,722ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,182nd
Top
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionTop
10%
Most Developed: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas rose from "Nipper" to "Truckler".
  • : Richard I relocated from Balder to Texas.
  • : Richard I was refounded in Balder.
  • : Richard I ceased to exist in Texas.
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations, Highest Economic Output, Most Efficient Economies, and Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector and the Top 5% for Most Influential.
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".

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