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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,732nd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,141st Safest: 3,805th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For good, against oppression
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population13.283 billion

CapitalDaonlathas and Castiana
LeaderKing Jose I of Ryccia

CurrencyTriangle Rock
AnimalWild Bunny

The Empire of Ryccia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Jose I of Ryccia with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.283 billion Ryccians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Daonlathas and Castiana. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Ryccian economy, worth a remarkable 1,876 trillion Triangle Rocks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,233 Triangle Rocks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art, trust-fund babies line up for places in community college, only native-born Ryccians who have never left the nation are permitted to run for office, and dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ryccia's national animal is the Wild Bunny, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ryccia is ranked 7,576th in the world and 272nd in the South Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 64.89 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,732ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,141stSafest: 3,805thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,162ndMost Inclusive: 4,211thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,644thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,135thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,427thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,506thLargest Governments: 5,539thMost Developed: 5,579thLowest Crime Rates: 5,641stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,346thHighest Economic Output: 6,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,447thMost Pacifist: 6,744thNicest Citizens: 7,443rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,541stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,576thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 7,739thBest Weather: 8,086thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,299thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,564thMost Influential: 9,593rdSmartest Citizens: 9,684thMost Cultured: 11,231stLargest Populations: 12,905thHighest Average Incomes: 14,259thMost Efficient Economies: 14,439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,506thMost Secular: 14,972ndNudest: 15,234th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 46th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 106th in the regionSafest: 112th in the regionLargest Populations: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 136th in the regionMost Inclusive: 140th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 146th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 149th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 167th in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 207th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 237th in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionMost Pacifist: 247th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 256th in the regionNicest Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 269th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 272nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 287th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 332nd in the regionNudest: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 377th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 392nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 439th in the regionMost Secular: 503rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ryccia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Ryccia altered its national flag.
  • : Ryccia's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Ryccia relocated from Osiris to The South Pacific.
  • : Ryccia was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Ryccia ceased to exist in The South Pacific.
  • : Ryccia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Ryccia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Ryccia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Ryccia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.


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