by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 308thMost Developed: 372ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 385th
The Socialist Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population18.909 billion



The Socialist Republic of Runegeist is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory vegetarianism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 18.909 billion Runegeistians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rome. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Runegeistian economy, worth a remarkable 3,471 trillion denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 183,571 denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many marriages go virtually unconsummated, builders across Runegeist are blocked up with orders for new public loos, autocrats are persona non grata, and organ donation is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Runegeist's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Runegeist is ranked 14,104th in the world and 72nd in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,765.42 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Best Weather: 308thMost Developed: 372ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 385thLargest Welfare Programs: 386thLongest Average Lifespans: 409thMost Pacifist: 425thHealthiest Citizens: 453rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 457thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 465thNicest Citizens: 611thMost Advanced Public Education: 614thMost Subsidized Industry: 808thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 926thMost Beautiful Environments: 941stLowest Crime Rates: 980thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,145thMost Efficient Economies: 1,145thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,268thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,358thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,533rdMost Inclusive: 1,675thLargest Governments: 1,744thSafest: 1,819thHighest Food Quality: 2,089thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,151stTop
Most Influential: 2,892ndSmartest Citizens: 3,296thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,648thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,964thHighest Economic Output: 4,643rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,524thHighest Average Incomes: 9,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,169thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,493rdMost Secular: 12,818thLargest Populations: 12,851stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,265thMost Income Equality: 17,796thHighest Drug Use: 23,245th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 22nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 53rd in the regionNudest: 55th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Runegeist was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Doringia.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Runegeist was endorsed by The Republic of Faroe Social Republic.
  • : Runegeist voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, autocrats are persona non grata.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, builders across Runegeist are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, most pop videos prominently feature the Runegeistian flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Runegeist, interest in globalism never flags.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 104 » Zaratov, Soviet Trailer Park, Korvias, Sauros, Claiomha, Transatracuria, Agatep, Kawany, Fizzopolis, Khoridan, Alans Land, Andylandy, Metacon Union, Midterra, New Volica, Coung Komands, Proxima B, Nissania, Caspersland, Grod Island, Ghillemear, Vervardsmopia, Martilliopen, Marxist Land of Peoples, Rorlenland, Henchikurin, Republic of Braz, United Socialist Republics of LAN, Frasuly, Pemasing, NeoXoleria, Pissing Yourself, Flavor community aka flavortown, Valorigrad, The Swaggerlands, Anime Waifu Providing Soviets, Harmonious Collective, Amblerville, Teton Sebo, Niakona, New Rado Dow, Podria, Mexican Communists, Aimmnai, East Osterreich, Argentigrad, Kagtopia, Roznyjarus, Depro, Kalahana, and 54 others.Fangon, Schillikia, Free Magiounanionvet, Gloucester City, Karstein, Dungaar, Terra Leuthenia, Tavilistan, Rhadrainou, The Community of Cascadia, Balheim, Giratyphon, North Amherst, New Flamington, Crimson Terra, Camtha, Evangelion and Katawa Shoujo, Cobolorum, Anmife, Helihaben, Apoillyshy, Houlle, The Two Tharses, Upplessirbrialand, Kavagrad, Zinnelgladhad, Spookystan, Vicitania, Neo Enderion, Phalanx Rouge, Fiumino, The Northwest Arctic, Themsylvanii, Sterkspruit, Triordia, Republican Jericho, Therblesser, Navicro, The Great Comrades of the Revolution, Haydenium, Pridneprovye, New Saphire, Nuevo Roatan, Gogosia, Losche, Sawolp, Snatland, Belsue, La Procrastinacie, Sincadenas, Rhyl and Prestatyn, Priomia, Faroe Social Republic, and Doringia.