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Most Influential: 455th Most Beautiful Environments: 464th Best Weather: 491st
The Spectacular Sassafras Trees of
Civil Rights Lovefest
...to the Ruin of All.
Rex Silvae
Influence
Envoy
Foreign Affairs Branch
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Ruinenlust

Population6.983 billion

CapitalDendropolis
LeaderRex Silvae

CurrencyRune
AnimalMountain Lion

The Spectacular Sassafras Trees of Ruinenlust is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rex Silvae with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.983 billion Lusters hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dendropolis. The average income tax rate is 31.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ruinenlustian economy, worth a remarkable 1,281 trillion Runes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 183,574 Runes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and towns that stop turning a profit are turned into animal sanctuaries. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ruinenlust's national animal is the Mountain Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ruinenlust is ranked 655th in the world and 6th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 39,609.09 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 455thMost Beautiful Environments: 464thBest Weather: 491stMost Inclusive: 561stLargest Publishing Industry: 655thRudest Citizens: 721stMost Rebellious Youth: 811thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 822ndLongest Average Lifespans: 919thMost Compassionate Citizens: 959thNicest Citizens: 994thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,251stMost Cultured: 1,260thHighest Drug Use: 1,556thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,740thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,882ndSmartest Citizens: 2,290thMost Developed: 2,557thHighest Crime Rates: 2,702ndMost Pacifist: 2,885thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,200thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,437thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,945thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,979thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,589thHealthiest Citizens: 5,641stNudest: 6,336thHighest Average Incomes: 7,351stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,548thMost Politically Free: 7,880thTop
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Most Secular: 8,972ndHighest Economic Output: 10,935thMost Stationary: 11,664thLargest Retail Industry: 12,544thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,070th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionNudest: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, towns that stop turning a profit are turned into animal sanctuaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued.
  • : Ruinenlust lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Ruinenlust endorsed The Allied States of Atsvea.
  • : Ruinenlust was endorsed by The Allied States of Atsvea.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students.
  • : Ruinenlust's influence in Forest fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Ruinenlust's influence in Forest rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".

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