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Rudest Citizens: 158thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 331stLargest Retail Industry: 381st
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Population6.92 billion

FaithWay of the Knight


The Empire of Ritterdorf is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.92 billion Ritterdorfians 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 relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ritterdorfia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 59.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ritterdorfian economy, worth a remarkable 2,514 trillion rittergolds a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 363,395 rittergolds, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love Ritterdorfia" t-shirts, it's a marvellous night for a moon dance as the sparks on your home start to rise, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear, and the daily weather forecast often predicts light showers of debris. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ritterdorf's national animal is the knight, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Way of the Knight.

Ritterdorf is ranked 26,404th in the world and 15th in New Western Empire for Most Pro-Market, scoring 74.89 on the Rand Index.

Rudest Citizens: 158thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 331stLargest Retail Industry: 381stMost Valuable International Artwork: 512thFattest Citizens: 552ndMost Armed: 657thLargest Gambling Industry: 719thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 774thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 892ndHighest Crime Rates: 960thHighest Average Incomes: 1,050thMost Avoided: 1,057thLargest Black Market: 1,104thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,176thMost Efficient Economies: 1,214thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,841stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,993rdTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,327thLargest Mining Sector: 2,328thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,523rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,654thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,720thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,764thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,817thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,004thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,011thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,193rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,381stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,622ndMost Influential: 3,783rdNudest: 4,311thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,077thMost Cultured: 5,154thHighest Economic Output: 5,395thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,413thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,579thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,205thLargest Governments: 6,383rdSmartest Citizens: 6,698thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,145thTop
Highest Drug Use: 11,524thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,626thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,473rdLargest Insurance Industry: 12,517thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,889thMost Politically Free: 16,009thMost Secular: 16,642ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,986th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionMost Extreme: 21st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the region

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