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Most Valuable International Artwork: 22ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 392ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,029th
The Better than you of
Compulsory Consumerist State
I'm undefeatable, I'm unavoidable, I'm undeflatable
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Ronodin

Population1.851 billion

CurrencyBitcoin
AnimalSchrodinger Cat

The Better than you of Ronodin is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ritual sacrifices, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.851 billion Rono are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ronodinian economy, worth 277 trillion Bitcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 150,021 Bitcoins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,364,296 per year while the poor average 1,882, a ratio of 724 to 1.

Elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, baseball caps are the new fashion trend, a PhD just ain't what it used to be, and children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Bitcoin charge on their phone bill. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ronodin's national animal is the Schrodinger Cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ronodin is ranked 207,623rd in the world and 6,277th in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.52 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Top
1%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 22ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 392ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,029thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,164thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,463rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,470thMost Pro-Market: 1,633rdFattest Citizens: 1,841stMost Armed: 1,859thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,887thMost Avoided: 1,948thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,337thTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,030thLargest Retail Industry: 3,376thRudest Citizens: 4,940thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,433rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,154thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,760thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,320thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,433rdTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 13,354thMost Efficient Economies: 13,861stHighest Average Incomes: 14,375thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,500thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,057thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,309thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,042ndMost Cultured: 24,695th
Top
1%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 62nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65th in the regionMost Armed: 75th in the regionMost Avoided: 82nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 83rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 83rd in the regionTop
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 142nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 161st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 177th in the regionRudest Citizens: 225th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 347th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 352nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 435th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 450th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 599th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 614th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 653rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 772nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ronodin's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ronodin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Ronodin's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Ronodin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Ronodin was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Ronodin ceased to exist in The cyber nexus.
  • : Ronodin's influence in The cyber nexus rose from "Dominator" to "Hermit".
  • : Ronodin's influence in The cyber nexus fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • : Following new legislation in Ronodin, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Bitcoin charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in Ronodin, a PhD just ain't what it used to be.

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