by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 827th Most Influential: 1,177th Highest Drug Use: 1,420th
The Most Serene Republic of
Corporate Police State
Mors in Victoria
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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The Most Serene Republic of Ruststraya is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bob with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.631 billion Ruststrayans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Education, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thunder Dome. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 21.8%.

The all-consuming Ruststrayan economy, worth 361 trillion Bucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 137,459 Bucks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 598,440 per year while the poor average 19,984, a ratio of 29.9 to 1.

Recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, and waste is frequently shipped to other countries. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 38,404th in the world and 1,868th in The North Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 2,500.59 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 827thMost Influential: 1,177thHighest Drug Use: 1,420thMost Armed: 1,576thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,169thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,469thHighest Crime Rates: 4,236thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,391stLargest Black Market: 5,995thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,462ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,600thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,405thLargest Retail Industry: 9,907thRudest Citizens: 10,120thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,643rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,928thMost Avoided: 13,383rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,566thHighest Average Incomes: 14,319thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,003rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,924thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,298th
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Highest Drug Use: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 45th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 58th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Black Market: 122nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 133rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 135th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 215th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 268th in the regionRudest Citizens: 314th in the regionMost Avoided: 433rd in the regionMost Influential: 436th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 444th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 456th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 532nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 551st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 606th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 608th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 613th in the regionMost Stationary: 654th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 685th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 783rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 797th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ruststraya voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marriage Equality"".
  • : Ruststraya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marriage Equality"".
  • : Ruststraya endorsed The Kingdom of New-El.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, waste is frequently shipped to other countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, immigrants who don't like the taste of Ruststrayan Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Ruststraya was endorsed by The Kingdom of New-El.
  • : Ruststraya voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Zwangzug".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 124 » Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Sunto, Meritdom, Xentherida, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, Bharathvarsh, Elspeth and Samina, Novare Res, Selfgradatude, Sil Dorsett, Vegetarian States, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Pasargad, Wisconsota, Vantaria, Holy Oranz, Avalon, Sankami, Ceretis, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, SillyString, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Wineclaw, Siwale, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Indereac Lanx, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Malta Comino Gozo, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Morrn, Lupus Imperium, Tharissus, Yodizia, Reannia, and 74 others.Pallaith, Colony of lasting Hopes, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Aldion, General COE, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Coemgen, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Puczovska, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Beowulfe, Prevaland, Herzliyya, The Utopian Movement, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Ausmercia, Articune, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Seven Hills, Clintonburge, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Zandir Antari, Amerian States, Walist, Beodarasc, Stareogratia, Maestros haven, Territorio di Nessuno, Vogonlandia, Coppicia, Tredano, Che Sana Und, Corfad, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Cuyan, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Phillywob, Slaughterhouse Nine, Wodan, Gellandia, Sanjurika, Rockym, Thenaca, Forunte, New Godastrada, WE Empire, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Yukkira, Deropia, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, and New-El.

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