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Largest Information Technology Sector: 556th Most Scientifically Advanced: 927th Largest Black Market: 2,767th
The Pretitle of
Moralistic Democracy
Clan Heads
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population4.9 billion

LeaderClan Heads
FaithNational Religion

AnimalGreat Polar Bear

The Pretitle of Rykil is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Clan Heads with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, zero percent divorce rate, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.9 billion Rykilians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dirselik. The average income tax rate is 92.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Rykilian economy, worth a remarkable 1,110 trillion Casons a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 226,609 Casons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived, commemoration of the Great The Alterran Republic War costs almost as much as the war itself, only adults may purchase violent video games, and trespassers entering Clan Heads's office are immediately vaporized. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rykil's national animal is the Great Polar Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is National Religion.

Rykil is ranked 12,381st in the world and 10th in The Alterran Republic for Highest Economic Output, with 1,110 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 556thMost Scientifically Advanced: 927thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,767thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,846thLargest Mining Sector: 3,060thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,110thSmartest Citizens: 3,441stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,503rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,858thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,877thLowest Crime Rates: 3,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,963rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,535thLargest Governments: 4,903rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,440thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,865thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,081stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,316thMost Efficient Economies: 7,620thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,917thMost Avoided: 10,986thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,594thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,092ndHighest Economic Output: 12,381stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,557thHealthiest Citizens: 14,013thMost Secular: 14,047thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,351stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,892ndMost Developed: 15,056thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,017th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rykil's influence in The Alterran Republic rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Rykil was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Rykil, trespassers entering Clan Heads's office are immediately vaporized.
  • : Rykil changed its national nation type to "Pretitle".
  • : Rykil changed its national nation type to "United Clans".
  • : Rykil published "Sentient Template" (Account: Other).
  • : Rykil's influence in The Alterran Republic rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Rykil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Rykil published "The Rykilians, Trolls, and Eidol Wyrms (WIP)" (Factbook: Culture).
  • : Rykil changed its national faith to "National Religion".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Aygothantu.

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