by Max Barry

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Most Efficient Economies: 290th Largest Black Market: 2,853rd Most Subsidized Industry: 5,394th
The Iron Guard of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Iron Guard of Rowaklia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Boldusky Nikolay with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.708 billion Rowaklians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hagia-Napoca. The average income tax rate is 71.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rowaklian economy, worth a remarkable 1,173 trillion RAJS a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,870 RAJS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion, the government is lending a hand to private industry, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and the richest individuals apparently buy nothing but noodles and toilet paper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rowaklia's national animal is the Rowaklian BEAR, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.

Rowaklia is ranked 9,313th in the world and 34th in New Warsaw Pact for Most Influential, scoring 3,194 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Efficient Economies: 290thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,853rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,394thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,580thHealthiest Citizens: 7,659thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,354thMost Developed: 8,735thTop
Highest Economic Output: 9,238thMost Influential: 9,313thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,437thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,612thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,221stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,675thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,823rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,362ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,974thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,420thMost Cultured: 14,594thBest Weather: 15,254thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,473rdMost Secular: 15,562ndLargest Populations: 16,159thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,895th
Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Shavia, Kokoku, and Unified Coloradan Republic.

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