by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,573rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,805thBest Weather: 10,441st
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Population6.05 billion


CurrencyThe Dollar

The Unenthusiastic Nation of Ruders is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.05 billion New Yorkers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Albany. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.2%.

The Rudersian economy, worth 327 trillion The Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,129 The Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

It ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Ruders, sex changes are routinely performed at Ruders's hospitals, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ruders's national animal is the Beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ruders is ranked 95,212th in the world and 197th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Highest Average Incomes, with 54,129.23 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 2,573rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,805thTop
Best Weather: 10,441stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,583rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,885thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,686thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,002nd
Most Influential: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the region

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