by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 469thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,805thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,952nd
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Richtugal

Population941 million

CapitalRichtugopolis

CurrencyEscudo
AnimalIberian Wolf

The Kingdom of Richtugal is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, prohibition of alcohol, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 941 million Richtugans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richtugopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Richtugalian economy, worth 114 trillion Escudoes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 121,617 Escudoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,102,543 per year while the poor average 1,572, a ratio of 701 to 1.

Politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls, and the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Richtugal's national animal is the Iberian Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Richtugal is ranked 138,588th in the world and 7,102nd in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 3.37 crimes per hour.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 469thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,805thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,952ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,739thMost Influential: 4,941stMost Avoided: 5,991stMost Devout: 6,884thLargest Mining Sector: 8,974thLargest Retail Industry: 9,426thMost Patriotic: 10,264thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,105thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,558thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,264thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,576thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19,123rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,512thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,342ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,891stMost Efficient Economies: 24,579thHighest Average Incomes: 25,344th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 164th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 177th in the regionMost Devout: 205th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 226th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 366th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 405th in the regionMost Patriotic: 406th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 423rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 527th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 530th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 684th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 975th in the regionMost Influential: 1,005th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1,017th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,028th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,040th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,060th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,138th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,241st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,244th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,286th in the regionMost Developed: 1,386th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,392nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,396th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Richtugal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : Richtugal was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, those found guilty of illicit affairs are jailed.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing.
  • : Following new legislation in Richtugal, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.

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