by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 726thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,864thLargest Populations: 2,876th
The Syndicalist Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Socialism will be free, or it will not be at all.
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Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population32.186 billion


AnimalTimber Wolf

The Syndicalist Republic of Rykkland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 32.186 billion Rykklanders love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rykkburgh. The average income tax rate is 34.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rykklander economy, worth a remarkable 3,512 trillion Spesoj a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 109,134 Spesoj, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Rykkburgh Times is sold out, and Leader is plotting to coup the Pacific (Rykkland has found 4 easter eggs). Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rykkland's national animal is the Timber Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rykkland is ranked 124,423rd in the world and 183rd in The Kodiak Republic for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 34.38 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Publishing Industry: 726thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,864thLargest Populations: 2,876thMost Influential: 2,976thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,156thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,624thHealthiest Citizens: 3,812thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,417thMost Cultured: 4,646thHighest Economic Output: 4,995thMost Developed: 5,253rdSmartest Citizens: 5,444thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,111thHighest Food Quality: 7,041stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,405thMost Pacifist: 9,273rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,468thNicest Citizens: 9,630thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,583rdBest Weather: 12,097thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,814thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,651stMost Efficient Economies: 15,245thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 15,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,744thMost Inclusive: 17,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,458thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,499thSafest: 27,185thMost Valuable International Artwork: 27,578thMost Secular: 29,644th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the region

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