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The Great Empire of Rambotania

“For the Homeland we obey”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The United Nations of Liberalia

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Rambotania

Population1.651 billion

CapitalUnderground city

CurrencyRambucks
AnimalIndian cow

The Great Empire of Rambotania is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.651 billion Rambotanians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underground city. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The very strong Rambotanian economy, worth 135 trillion Rambucks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 81,791 Rambucks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 249,856 per year while the poor average 20,753, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

The police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Underground city, and a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Rambotania's national animal is the Indian cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rambotania is ranked 174,993rd in the world and 4th in The United Nations of Liberalia for Most Influential, scoring 17 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Top
5%
Fattest Citizens: 8,471stLargest Mining Sector: 9,603rdTop
10%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,724thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,187thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,349thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,383rdMost Avoided: 15,776thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,126thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21,239th

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