by Max Barry

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Most Efficient Economies: 47th Largest Populations: 80th Highest Crime Rates: 169th
The Startling Empire of
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Population36.454 billion

LeaderFarao Rambert IV
FaithHeavy Metal


The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Farao Rambert IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 36.454 billion Riems live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riemstagradgrad. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Riem economy, worth a remarkable 4,854 trillion dinars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 133,157 dinars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 615,776 per year while the poor average 17,371, a ratio of 35.4 to 1.

It's best not to ask what goes into Riemstagradgrad Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices, Brasilistan has been announced as the nation's newest colony, students in Riemstagrad's schools rarely attend their classes, and insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Riemstagrad's national animal is the agapornis, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Heavy Metal.

Riemstagrad is ranked 4,629th in the world and 3rd in belgium for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 539.13 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 47thLargest Populations: 80thHighest Crime Rates: 169thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 282ndMost Armed: 293rdMost Rebellious Youth: 301stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 772ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 923rdMost Avoided: 928thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,036thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,555thHighest Economic Output: 1,600thTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,849thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,066thMost Influential: 2,205thFattest Citizens: 2,502ndSmartest Citizens: 2,535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,483rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,516thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,674thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,629thLargest Mining Sector: 5,033rdMost Secular: 6,795thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,091stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,569thLargest Black Market: 10,760thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,094thHighest Drug Use: 14,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,820thHighest Average Incomes: 16,604th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riemstagrad endorsed The North of East of South of West-Flanders.
  • : Riemstagrad was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Riemstagrad altered its national flag.
  • : Riemstagrad applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.


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