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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 699th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 705th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 981st
The Socialist Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Onward, To Immortality!
His Highness King Isidor I
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Rotar

Population3.935 billion

CapitalGhaughashov
LeaderHis Highness King Isidor I
FaithKariyevism

CurrencyBronze Cestia
AnimalLynx

The Socialist Kingdom of Rotar is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by His Highness King Isidor I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.935 billion Rotari 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ghaughashov. The average income tax rate is 88.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rotari economy, worth 943 trillion Bronze Cestias a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 239,655 Bronze Cestias, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk, and stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rotar's national animal is the Lynx, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kariyevism.

Rotar is ranked 2,358th in the world and 6th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 9,031.38 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 699thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 705thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 981stLargest Black Market: 1,142ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,349thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,630thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,838thMost Devout: 1,959thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,257thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,358thMost Avoided: 2,442ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,648thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,793rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,203rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,340thMost Influential: 4,328thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,868thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,811thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,006thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,043rdLargest Governments: 7,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,045thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,477thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,917thMost Conservative: 11,477thLowest Crime Rates: 12,769thMost Authoritarian: 13,102ndHighest Economic Output: 15,630thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,375th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 41st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 49th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 69th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rotar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Rotar was endorsed by The Athenian Republic of Free Atlantis.
  • : Rotar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Rotar was endorsed by The United Republics of Indonesia Socialist Union.
  • : Following new legislation in Rotar, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations.
  • : Following new legislation in Rotar, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Rotar, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Rotar, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away.
  • : Following new legislation in Rotar, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Rotar endorsed The Holy Empire of Republic of Yugoslavia.

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