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The Empire of Raegis

“Fate will unwind as it must!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population13.157 billion

LeaderEmperor Halkyn
FaithRęgesian Paganism


The Empire of Raegis is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Halkyn with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.157 billion Ręgesians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saexia. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ręgesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,115 trillion Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 236,768 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Political detractors refer to Emperor Halkyn as 'that Bigtopian puppet', the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award, the government only announces the deaths of its members when it's convenient, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raegis's national animal is the Sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Ręgesian Paganism.

Raegis is ranked 9,195th in the world and 73rd in Balder for Most Influential, scoring 4,020 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Lowest Crime Rates: 644thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 818thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,378thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,394thLargest Governments: 1,450thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,472ndTop
Most Devout: 1,679thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,891stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,935thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,011thMost Inclusive: 2,033rdMost Developed: 2,040thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,054thMost Efficient Economies: 2,250thMost Cultured: 2,347thMost Pacifist: 2,430thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,523rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,572ndSmartest Citizens: 2,709thHighest Economic Output: 3,217thHighest Average Incomes: 3,430thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,063rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,422ndMost Stationary: 5,669thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,760thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,069thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,895thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,571stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,164thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,559thMost Influential: 9,195thSafest: 9,308thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,964thLargest Populations: 13,982ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,416th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 65th in the regionMost Developed: 68th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 70th in the regionMost Influential: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 78th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 84th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 97th in the regionMost Pacifist: 106th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 116th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 221st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 232nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 310th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 317th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionLargest Populations: 356th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 459th in the regionSafest: 533rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 562nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 610th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, the government only announces the deaths of its members when it's convenient.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, the consent form for routine blood pressure measurement has been nominated for the 'Novel Of The Year' award.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, political detractors refer to Emperor Halkyn as 'that Bigtopian puppet'.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an 'Air Brancaland' flight has been offered asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Raegis, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » North East Somerset, Illand, Intergalactic Super Pandas, Alvalero, and Vamperiall.

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