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Largest Populations: 840thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,374thHighest Economic Output: 1,559th
The Holy Empire of
Father Knows Best State
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Richard I

Population43.016 billion

CapitalRichard I City
Faithlogging into NationStates every so often

CurrencyPlatinum Dollar
AnimalHell Cat

The Holy Empire of Richard I is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Pharaoh with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 43.016 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 29.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Richard Iian economy, worth a remarkable 7,617 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 common. Average income is an impressive 177,094 Platinum Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Richard I has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, local councils have to call in dump trucks to clear parks of dinosaur droppings, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards, and popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs. 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 126,087th in the world and 49th in Texas for Safest, scoring 70.32 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Populations: 840thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,374thHighest Economic Output: 1,559thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 4,306thMost Influential: 4,983rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,566thMost Developed: 5,584thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,056thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,218thSmartest Citizens: 6,806thLowest Crime Rates: 6,824thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,290thMost Devout: 8,652ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,760thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,269thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,129thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,436thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,166thMost Efficient Economies: 15,299thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,340thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,477thHealthiest Citizens: 15,860thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,519thNicest Citizens: 16,808thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,859thHighest Food Quality: 20,082ndMost Cultured: 20,487thBest Weather: 21,223rdLargest Publishing Industry: 28,095thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28,283rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, Most Valuable International Artwork, Most World Assembly Endorsements, Most Patriotic, and Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Richard I's influence in Texas rose from "Nipper" to "Vassal".
  • : Richard I altered its national flag.
  • : Richard I relocated from Lazarus to Texas.
  • : Richard I was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Richard I ceased to exist in Texas.
  • : Richard I was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.