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.
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.
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