by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 813thMost Developed: 1,900thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,068th
The Humanist Geniocracy of
Left-wing Utopia
Noble, Fair, and Free
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

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Population16.196 billion



The Humanist Geniocracy of Ryfin is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Barahir with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 16.196 billion Edain are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ladros. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Edain economy, worth a remarkable 2,868 trillion Silmarils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 177,083 Silmarils, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Barahir, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued, and there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Edain grocery store. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ryfin's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ryfin is ranked 4,247th in the world and 6th in Middle Earth for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,399.68 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Largest Publishing Industry: 813thMost Developed: 1,900thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,068thSmartest Citizens: 2,158thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,361stMost Efficient Economies: 2,749thHealthiest Citizens: 2,838thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,018thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,310thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,409thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,418thMost Cultured: 3,649thSafest: 3,708thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,008thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,247thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,516thLowest Crime Rates: 4,599thHighest Economic Output: 4,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,649thBest Weather: 6,401stLargest Governments: 6,754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,911thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,102ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,471stHighest Average Incomes: 9,106thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,666thNudest: 10,651stMost Rebellious Youth: 10,807thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,438thTop
Largest Populations: 12,401stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,551stMost Influential: 12,578thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,922ndMost Pacifist: 18,111thMost Stationary: 18,782ndMost Income Equality: 19,399thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,856thMost Inclusive: 20,887thMost Secular: 20,895thNicest Citizens: 22,376th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ryfin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Ryfin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Ryfin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Ryfin lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Ryfin lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Ryfin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Ryfin changed its national demonym adjective to "Edain".
  • : Ryfin changed its national currency to "Silmaril", its demonym to "Adan", its demonym adjective to "of the House of Bor", its demonym plural to "Edain", and its motto to "Noble, Fair, and Free".
  • : Ryfin was endorsed by The Imperial Republic of Numeracy.
  • : Ryfin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Tatarica, Ezellohar, and Numeracy.

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