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Most Influential: 3,643rd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,133rd Most Subsidized Industry: 5,440th
The 2nd Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Long live the king!
King Ghioralbh the 1st
Influence
Envoy
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The city or Rlyeh

Population1.691 billion

CapitalRlyeh
LeaderKing Ghioralbh the 1st
FaithWorship of the old Gods

CurrencyRlyehian Eroi
AnimalDragon

The 2nd Kingdom of The city or Rlyeh is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Ghioralbh the 1st with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.691 billion Rlyehians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rlyeh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Rlyehian economy, worth 272 trillion Rlyehian Erois a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 161,112 Rlyehian Erois, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 501,321 per year while the poor average 39,810, a ratio of 12.6 to 1.

The only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag, Dragons are considered a delicacy, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, and the Great Rlyehian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The city or Rlyeh's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Worship of the old Gods.

The city or Rlyeh is ranked 163,577th in the world and 78th in Ridgefield for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -258.66 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Influential: 3,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,440thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,795thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,012thLargest Governments: 6,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,635thMost Developed: 7,215thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,366thLowest Crime Rates: 7,485thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,537thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,901stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,453rdMost Inclusive: 8,480thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,864thMost Cultured: 10,292ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,324thHighest Average Incomes: 10,635thSmartest Citizens: 10,807thMost Efficient Economies: 10,970thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,210thMost Devout: 11,242ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,305thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,763rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,095thHealthiest Citizens: 12,258thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,978thLargest Retail Industry: 13,319thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,630thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,800th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, the Great Rlyehian Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, Dragons are considered a delicacy.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.
  • : The city or Rlyeh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in The city or Rlyeh, prison officers are bribed not to take bribes.
  • : The city or Rlyeh lodged a message on the Ridgefield Regional Message Board.

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