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The Absurd Memory of Ravendi

“Immanentize the Eschaton”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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Ravendi

Population3.471 billion

CapitalKalkutis
LeaderFern Coptrai

CurrencyRanar
AnimalMuskrat

The Absurd Memory of Ravendi is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Fern Coptrai with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 3.471 billion Ravendians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalkutis. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ravendian economy, worth 711 trillion Ranars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 204,909 Ranars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder, and the government spends millions of Ranars every year prosecuting spammers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ravendi's national animal is the Muskrat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ravendi is ranked 153,568th in the world and 6,239th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -11.05 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 411thMost Influential: 593rdSafest: 772ndMost Pacifist: 830thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,023rdMost Developed: 1,080thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,081stLowest Crime Rates: 1,099thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,201stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,247thMost Inclusive: 1,272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,387thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,473rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,480thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,559thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,600thSmartest Citizens: 1,608thMost Secular: 1,678thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,751stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,753rdBest Weather: 1,809thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,851stNicest Citizens: 2,259thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,187thHealthiest Citizens: 3,298thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,423rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,280thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,329thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,857thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,917thMost Cultured: 6,348thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,884thMost Efficient Economies: 9,145thNudest: 14,212th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 44th in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionNicest Citizens: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 133rd in the regionMost Cultured: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 164th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 167th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 174th in the regionNudest: 251st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 281st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 403rd in the regionLargest Populations: 495th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 549th in the region

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