by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 867th Most Influential: 1,177th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,557th
The Most Serene Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Mors in Victoria
Civil Rights
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Population3.556 billion

CapitalThunder Dome

Animalblue-ringed octopus

The Most Serene Republic of Ruststraya is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Bob with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, complete absence of social welfare, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.556 billion Ruststrayans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thunder Dome. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 34.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ruststrayan economy, worth 535 trillion Bobs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 150,711 Bobs, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Petitions to the government are being used to insulate politicians' office walls, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Ruststraya's national animal is the blue-ringed octopus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bobism.

Ruststraya is ranked 158,755th in the world and 8,995th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -6.32 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 867thMost Influential: 1,177thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,557thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,793rdLargest Black Market: 3,870thMost Armed: 4,649thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,596thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,864thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,946thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,042ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,187thLargest Retail Industry: 8,577thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,750thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,718thMost Devout: 11,281stHighest Average Incomes: 12,120thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,340thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,986thRudest Citizens: 18,030th
Largest Black Market: 111th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 125th in the regionMost Armed: 141st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 187th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 233rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 261st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 303rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 319th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 340th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 397th in the regionMost Influential: 499th in the regionMost Devout: 509th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 516th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 523rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 532nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 534th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 605th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 622nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 634th in the regionLargest Populations: 846th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 849th in the regionRudest Citizens: 861st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 960th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 124 » Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Sunto, Xentherida, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Bharathvarsh, Novare Res, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Holy Oranz, Avalon, Sankami, Ceretis, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, SillyString, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, Wineclaw, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Malta Comino Gozo, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Tharissus, Yodizia, Pallaith, Colony of lasting Hopes, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Aldion, General COE, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, and 74 others.Yukti, Sheppey, Puczovska, Prevaland, Herzliyya, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Beodarasc, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Che Sana Und, Corfad, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Phillywob, Wodan, Thenaca, Forunte, Ainsworth, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Calamazo, Palisede, Krakovhia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Merconitonitopia, Astal Aavors, Avornica, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, Illusia and Neverendia, Pop Prorp, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, The Mazur Empire, Ktyria, Morlanka, Canada GR, Atain, LaKronia, Pandessiand, Wesley Republic, Benolia, Freienland, Mordant99, Crazy Kongo, Nueava Libertalia, Albacria, Ozstan, Q w e r t y, Sallanas, ThE eNd oF eE, Habeseh, The Windmilluminati, Underground Techno, Shibutani, THX1138, Mazeoftime, Californian Redwood, and Libertarian Utopian Project.

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