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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 680th Most Secular: 849th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,030th
The Imperial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Loyalty, efficiency, discipline
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ruthlessnia

Population1.482 billion

CapitalRuthania
LeaderHigh emperor Isaac
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPoint
AnimalVelociraptor

The Imperial Empire of Ruthlessnia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by High emperor Isaac with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.482 billion Rutharians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ruthania. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rutharian economy, worth 357 trillion Points a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 241,080 Points, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

90% of active duty RAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Ruthania make great practice for foreign snipers, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went, and it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ruthlessnia's national animal is the Velociraptor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Ruthlessnia is ranked 3,537th in the world and 37th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 39 Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 680thMost Secular: 849thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,030thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,293rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,304thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,406thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,410thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,761stLargest Mining Sector: 1,794thMost Conservative: 1,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,166thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,191stMost Authoritarian: 2,411thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,610thMost Avoided: 3,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,200thLargest Black Market: 3,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,537thMost Influential: 3,752ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,072ndMost Extreme: 6,875thLargest Governments: 6,994thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,201stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,539thSmartest Citizens: 11,983rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,138thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,295thLargest Retail Industry: 14,467th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionMost Conservative: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionLargest Black Market: 48th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 49th in the regionMost Avoided: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Governments: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 62nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Ruthania make great practice for foreign snipers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, 90% of active duty RAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruthlessnia, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.

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