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Most Armed: 4,573rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,781stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,709th
The Amur and Zabaikalye cossacks of
Psychotic Dictatorship
1 year, time passes so quicky
Cossack Emperor Nikolay III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The New Ruski Empire

Population2.167 billion

LeaderCossack Emperor Nikolay III
FaithOrthodox Christianity


The Amur and Zabaikalye cossacks of The New Ruski Empire is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Cossack Emperor Nikolay III with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, triple-decker prams, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.167 billion Russians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moscow. The average income tax rate is 68.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Russian economy, worth 247 trillion Rubls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,100 Rubls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police double as repo men, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, and politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Ruski Empire's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

The New Ruski Empire is ranked 23,247th in the world and 559th in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 80.22 on the Human Development Index.

Most Armed: 4,573rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,781stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,709thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,464thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,846thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,222ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,793rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,641stMost Devout: 17,129thMost Authoritarian: 18,665thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,515thMost Income Equality: 21,363rdMost Developed: 23,247thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,758thLargest Mining Sector: 24,292nd
Most Armed: 80th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 227th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 273rd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 322nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 373rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 373rd in the regionMost Devout: 378th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 406th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 436th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 444th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 448th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 472nd in the regionMost Developed: 559th in the region

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