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Highest Poor Incomes: 442nd Largest Governments: 658th Lowest Crime Rates: 663rd
The Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
God is emperor, the emperor is God
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Rubian Empire

Population6.398 billion

LeaderMatthaios Angelos


The Commonwealth of Rubian Empire is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Matthaios Angelos with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful population of 6.398 billion Rubians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ruby. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Rubian Empirean economy, worth a remarkable 1,795 trillion Angelos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 280,671 Angelos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, and owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rubian Empire's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Rubian Empire is ranked 7,265th in the world and 173rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,414.24 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 442ndLargest Governments: 658thLowest Crime Rates: 663rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 675thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,022ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,161stMost Developed: 1,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,549thMost Inclusive: 1,578thSmartest Citizens: 1,625thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,675thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 1,795thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,852ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,863rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,921stLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,971stHighest Average Incomes: 2,055thSafest: 2,057thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,089thMost Cultured: 2,101stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,277thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,304thMost Efficient Economies: 2,326thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,365thMost Secular: 2,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,583rdBest Weather: 2,893rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,181stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,204thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,611thMost Influential: 3,716thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,760thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,824thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,075thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,188thHighest Economic Output: 7,164thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,265thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,535thNicest Citizens: 9,766thMost Income Equality: 10,197thLargest Retail Industry: 10,504thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,960thMost Authoritarian: 15,740th
Highest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 43rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionSafest: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 48th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionMost Secular: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 76th in the regionBest Weather: 79th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 170th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 173rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 195th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 200th in the regionNicest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 210th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 254th in the regionMost Stationary: 256th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 312th in the regionNudest: 442nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, owning a fishing rod can cause you to be subject to military questioning.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in Rubian Empire, glamping Rubians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.


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