by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 789thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,859thHealthiest Citizens: 2,203rd
The Imperial Islands of
Democratic Socialists
As one, or none.
Empress Alyssia Caledonii
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population28.742 billion

LeaderEmpress Alyssia Caledonii

AnimalWhitecomb Wolf

The Imperial Islands of Riecham is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Empress Alyssia Caledonii with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 28.742 billion Riechese are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caledonia. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Riechese economy, worth a remarkable 3,618 trillion Rylads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,889 Rylads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers, the Riechese Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riecham's national animal is the Whitecomb Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Riecham is ranked 84,253rd in the world and 10th in Absolution for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,587.59 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Best Weather: 789thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,859thHealthiest Citizens: 2,203rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,479thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,614thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,704thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,718thTop
Nicest Citizens: 3,092ndMost Influential: 3,237thLargest Populations: 3,626thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,717thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,104thLowest Crime Rates: 4,142ndMost Stationary: 4,148thSafest: 4,194thMost Developed: 4,278thMost Pacifist: 4,299thHighest Economic Output: 4,468thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,568thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,058thSmartest Citizens: 6,836thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,457thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,044thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,130thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,603rdMost Secular: 10,608thLargest Governments: 10,770thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,303rdHighest Food Quality: 12,733rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15,814thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,260thMost Patriotic: 20,441stMost Income Equality: 21,584thHighest Average Incomes: 23,720thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,880th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riecham was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Riecham was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Riecham was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Riecham was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Riecham's influence in Absolution rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Riecham endorsed The Divine Sovereignty of Atlantigria.
  • : Riecham was endorsed by The Divine Sovereignty of Atlantigria.
  • : Riecham's influence in Absolution fell from "Diplomat" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Riecham's influence in Absolution rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Diplomat".
  • : Riecham was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » The Sheika, Freeoplis, and Atlantigria.