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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,972nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,521st Highest Drug Use: 12,773rd
The Smoke-Covered Moon of
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Rybeck IX

Population1.381 billion


The Smoke-Covered Moon of Rybeck IX is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.381 billion Rybeckers are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 50.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Rybecker economy, worth 54.7 trillion Karpais 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese 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 39,579 Karpais, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, blood stains the floors of the execution room and the hands of the state, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, and no one born in Rybeck IX can fix a leaky faucet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rybeck IX's national animal is the Gtoutoth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rybeck IX is ranked 156,023rd in the world and 51st in Cynosure for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -10.1 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,972ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,521stHighest Drug Use: 12,773rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,838th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » River Wuu Tam, Piethrixia, and Sherghati-Chassigny.