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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,436th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,985th Most Inclusive: 6,123rd
The Silverfish Army of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Jarl of Culture
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population3.187 billion



The Silverfish Army of Ruguo is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Silverfishy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and smutty television. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.187 billion Rugans 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yinwei. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Rugan economy, worth 295 trillion Suoyis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 92,651 Suoyis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, the government has enacted freedom of information, and euthanasia is legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ruguo's national animal is the Silverfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Forgotten.

Ruguo is ranked 150,412th in the world and 293rd in Wintreath for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 8,894.57 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Welfare Programs: 4,436thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,985thMost Inclusive: 6,123rdMost Pacifist: 6,869thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,994thBest Weather: 7,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,809thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,202ndTop
Nicest Citizens: 8,481stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,923rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,036thSafest: 9,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,836thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,630thMost Income Equality: 11,832ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,208thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,390thLowest Crime Rates: 13,624thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,962ndLargest Governments: 14,102ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,803rdNudest: 14,901stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,576th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionNudest: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionSafest: 33rd in the region

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