by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 644th Most Developed: 751st Least Corrupt Governments: 831st
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Without hope, without fear
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Population7.292 billion

LeaderIda Andresen


The Republic of Risastorstein is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Ida Andresen with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.292 billion Risastormen are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reval. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Risastorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,495 trillion kroner 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 205,080 kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, board shorts have replaced board rooms, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies, and older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road. Crime is totally unknown. Risastorstein's national animal is the Yeti, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is secularism.

Risastorstein is ranked 1,393rd in the world and 5th in New Western Empire for Most Cultured, scoring 268 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 644thMost Developed: 751stLeast Corrupt Governments: 831stMost Advanced Public Education: 847thLongest Average Lifespans: 894thMost Beautiful Environments: 910thMost Pacifist: 930thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 996thNicest Citizens: 1,006thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,015thBest Weather: 1,059thMost Inclusive: 1,072ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,110thMost Secular: 1,121stSmartest Citizens: 1,275thMost Cultured: 1,393rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,497thHealthiest Citizens: 1,499thSafest: 1,650thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,662ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,893rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,103rdLargest Governments: 2,170thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,547thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,718thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,928thLowest Crime Rates: 3,546thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,584thRudest Citizens: 3,656thMost Efficient Economies: 3,994thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,064thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,249thMost Influential: 4,347thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,865thHighest Average Incomes: 5,330thHighest Drug Use: 6,403rdNudest: 8,101stTop
Highest Economic Output: 9,158thMost Politically Free: 10,509thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,581stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,670th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionTop
Safest: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Income Equality: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Risastorstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Risastorstein voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Risastorstein was endorsed by The Empire of Detzscren Blummv.
  • : Risastorstein lodged a message on the Imperial Senate Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, board shorts have replaced board rooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, the children of Risastorstein are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Risastorstein, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.


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