by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 957th Most Influential: 1,283rd Largest Black Market: 2,659th
The Most Serene Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Mors in Victoria
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population3.939 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 ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.939 billion Ruststrayans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy isn'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 55.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ruststrayan economy, worth 638 trillion Bobs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 161,979 Bobs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 511,956 per year while the poor average 39,129, a ratio of 13.1 to 1.

Drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, the government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences, and the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. 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 44,189th in the world and 2,105th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 39,129.34 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 957thMost Influential: 1,283rdTop
Largest Black Market: 2,659thFattest Citizens: 2,701stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,031stMost Armed: 4,856thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,051stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,207thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,476thLargest Retail Industry: 6,989thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,601stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,764thTop
Most Avoided: 10,172ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,250thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,381stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,121stMost Devout: 11,378thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,078thRudest Citizens: 14,013thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,340thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,503rd
Largest Black Market: 69th in the regionFattest Citizens: 86th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 109th in the regionMost Armed: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 192nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 194th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 212th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 220th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 305th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 353rd in the regionMost Avoided: 357th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 379th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 380th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 406th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 466th in the regionMost Stationary: 488th in the regionMost Devout: 504th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 536th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 536th in the regionMost Influential: 539th in the regionRudest Citizens: 627th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 696th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 697th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 729th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 731st in the regionLargest Populations: 806th in the regionLargest Governments: 904th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 904th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 959th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 987th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ruststraya was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of United Draconia.
  • : Ruststraya was endorsed by The Ruthless Polity of Astal Aavors.
  • : Ruststraya was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Liberentis.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril.
  • : Ruststraya was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Ruststraya voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, the government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruststraya, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, Sunto, Xentherida, Guslantis, HMS Unicorn, 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, Malta Comino Gozo, Vazali, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Tharissus, Pallaith, Colony of lasting Hopes, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Aldion, General COE, Friently, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Sheppey, Puczovska, Prevaland, Herzliyya, Buckerino, and 79 others.Kelvaros Prime, Seven Hills, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Beodarasc, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Corfad, Pakistan 001, Wodan, Thenaca, Forunte, Ainsworth, Pria Xennes, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Calamazo, Palisede, Krakovhia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Merconitonitopia, Avornica, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, Illusia and Neverendia, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, The Mazur Empire, Morlanka, Atain, Benolia, Freienland, Mordant99, Nueava Libertalia, Albacria, Ozstan, Q w e r t y, ThE eNd oF eE, Habeseh, The Windmilluminati, Underground Techno, Shibutani, THX1138, Mazeoftime, Californian Redwood, ABC, Former English Colony, Chamocha, Koda-Land, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Kylesburgh, Killbear, The Pantheons, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Eravonia, Pizza Squared, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Deropia, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Jest Xerces, Sosash, Sundred, Liberentis, Astal Aavors, and United Draconia.

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