by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 4,200thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,214thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,248th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
RX-88 Forever
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.691 billion

LeaderThe Ultimate Emperor


The Empire of RX-88 is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The Ultimate Emperor with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 1.691 billion RX-88ians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of RXstrat. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient RX-88ian economy, worth 231 trillion Electrocredits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,944 Electrocredits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, military spending is on the increase, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. RX-88's national animal is the Mythosaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

RX-88 is ranked 124,359th in the world and 3,975th in the West Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 905.06 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 4,200thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,214thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,248thNudest: 5,445thLowest Crime Rates: 5,502ndMost Influential: 5,613thSafest: 6,641stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,934thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,025thMost Developed: 7,669thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,107thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,363rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,594thMost Patriotic: 8,803rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,986thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,997thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,525thLargest Governments: 9,542ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,630thHealthiest Citizens: 9,701stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,972ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,126thSmartest Citizens: 12,796thMost Authoritarian: 12,826thTop
Most Conservative: 13,085thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,112thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,554thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,126thLargest Mining Sector: 18,797thHighest Average Incomes: 19,188thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,683rdMost Corrupt Governments: 20,686thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,902ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,461st
Nudest: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 91st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 122nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 125th in the regionMost Patriotic: 138th in the regionMost Developed: 151st in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionSafest: 154th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 160th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 161st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 164th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 184th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 195th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 235th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 241st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 249th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 297th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 303rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 311th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 327th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 350th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 360th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 414th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 424th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 430th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 467th in the regionMost Conservative: 479th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 480th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 481st in the regionBest Weather: 535th in the regionMost Inclusive: 563rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 582nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 657th in the regionMost Stationary: 661st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : RX-88 was endorsed by The Snarky Solar Observer of Bhang Bhang Duc.
  • : Following new legislation in RX-88, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in RX-88, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in RX-88, military spending is on the increase.
  • : RX-88 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : RX-88 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in RX-88, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
  • : RX-88 published "First Human-AI Marriage" (Account: Other).
  • : RX-88 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in RX-88, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.