by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,423rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,227th
The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Of the People, By the People, For the People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1 billion

CapitalRichter City
LeaderChancellor Reinol von Lorica


The Democratic Republic of Richterdris is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Reinol von Lorica with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, digital currency, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 1 billion Richterdrisians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richter City. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Richterdrisian economy, worth 116 trillion Liens 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 116,139 Liens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", Chancellor Reinol von Lorica's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, and patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Richterdris" at foreigners. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Richterdris's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Richterdris is ranked 232,138th in the world and 7,612th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 38 Whatever.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,423rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,227thMost Influential: 5,352ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,370thNicest Citizens: 7,751stMost Inclusive: 8,052ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,757thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,915thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,014thHealthiest Citizens: 9,072ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,308thLowest Crime Rates: 9,371stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,954thSafest: 10,659thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,731stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,290thMost Secular: 11,561stTop
Largest Governments: 13,310thSmartest Citizens: 13,796thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,852ndMost Pacifist: 14,596thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,703rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,371stMost Income Equality: 17,729thMost Developed: 19,937thBest Weather: 20,058thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,956thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,456thMost Cultured: 24,575th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 255th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 266th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 267th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Inclusive: 274th in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 282nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 283rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 301st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 342nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 352nd in the regionSafest: 356th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 358th in the regionLargest Governments: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 397th in the regionMost Secular: 399th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 415th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 466th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 477th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 495th in the regionMost Influential: 555th in the regionMost Developed: 583rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 588th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 641st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 683rd in the regionBest Weather: 685th in the regionMost Cultured: 709th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 765th in the regionMost Income Equality: 766th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 776th in the region

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