by Max Barry

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Most Pro-Market: 15th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th Highest Crime Rates: 3,466th
The Queen's State of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Just that
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population23.535 billion


The Queen's State of Ryb is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its complete lack of public education, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, cynical population of 23.535 billion Rybians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, with Industry, Welfare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Public Transport and Education are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.6%.

The very strong Rybian economy, worth 839 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. Average income is 35,683 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 345,976 per year while the poor average 177, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Elections have been outlawed. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ryb's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Ryb is ranked 84,348th in the world and 6th in Kenya for Most Developed, scoring 52.5 on the Human Development Index.

Most Pro-Market: 15thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,466thLargest Populations: 3,483rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,583rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,812thTop
Most Extreme: 8,145thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,973rdMost Armed: 12,738thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,357thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,267thMost Avoided: 14,558thFattest Citizens: 15,339th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ryb's influence in Kenya rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Ryb was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Ryb's influence in Kenya rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Ryb's influence in Kenya rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Ryb's influence in Kenya rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Ryb's influence in Kenya rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Ryb relocated from Mozambique to Kenya.
  • : Ryb's influence in Mozambique rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Ryb's influence in Mozambique rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Ryb's influence in Mozambique rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".