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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thMost Secular: 4,954thMost Influential: 5,812th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
No Freedom, No Rights, Come To Us
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Rishiku

Population597 million

CapitalRishiku City

CurrencyRishi
AnimalRat

The Dictatorship of Rishiku is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 597 million Rishikuans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rishiku City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.0%.

The all-consuming Rishikuan economy, worth 66.5 trillion Rishis a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 111,443 Rishis, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

Sushi is sold on the black market, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Rishi charge on their phone bill, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings, and Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Rishikuan officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rishiku's national animal is the Rat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rishiku is ranked 55,329th in the world and 1,769th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,871.04 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thMost Secular: 4,954thMost Influential: 5,812thMost Avoided: 6,374thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,961stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,482ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,833rdMost Conservative: 10,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,402ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,516thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,292ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,967thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,631stLargest Mining Sector: 22,080thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,168th
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Most Secular: 165th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 207th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 227th in the regionMost Avoided: 258th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 331st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 415th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 422nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 459th in the regionMost Conservative: 475th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 561st in the regionMost Influential: 565th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 632nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 728th in the regionLargest Black Market: 731st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 822nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 836th in the region

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