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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,661st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,938th Highest Drug Use: 13,030th
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Rybeck IX

Population1.533 billion


The Smoke-Covered Moon of Rybeck IX is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.533 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 51.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Rybecker economy, worth 58.6 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 38,247 Karpais, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 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 151,309th in the world and 70th in Cynosure for Most Pro-Market, scoring -73.14 on the Rand Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,661stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,938thHighest Drug Use: 13,030thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,959th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » River Wuu Tam and Piethrixia.