by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,405thMost Influential: 2,135thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,256th
The Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
Economy is overrated
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.981 billion

CapitalThe Necropolis


The Empire of Rly8h is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Oshenwave with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.981 billion Old Ones, 366 million of whom are zombies, 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Necropolis. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Older economy, worth 63.7 trillion Sanities a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving. Average income is 32,160 Sanities, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Women tell their friends they've been on crash diets rather than admit they were pregnant and have had terminations, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, and untold millions of Sanities are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rly8h's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Rly8h is ranked 215,417th in the world and 8,287th in the South Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -14.83 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,405thMost Influential: 2,135thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,256thMost Income Equality: 9,835thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,216thNicest Citizens: 10,546thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,649thSafest: 11,802ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,120thMost Inclusive: 12,964thBest Weather: 13,871stMost Pacifist: 15,645thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,539thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,793rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,721stMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,504thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,537th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 208th in the regionMost Influential: 225th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 322nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 339th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 370th in the regionNicest Citizens: 372nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 426th in the regionMost Income Equality: 427th in the regionTop
Safest: 444th in the regionMost Inclusive: 463rd in the regionBest Weather: 466th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 527th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 551st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 562nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 635th in the regionMost Pacifist: 642nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 675th in the regionLargest Governments: 699th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 797th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 853rd in the region

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