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.
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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