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The Free Land of Rhodoki

“United we stand”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Austro Hungarian Imperium

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Rhodoki

Population6.882 billion

CapitalJelkala
FaithBearism

CurrencyDenar
AnimalBear

The Free Land of Rhodoki is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.882 billion Rhodokians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jelkala. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Rhodokian economy, worth 778 trillion Denars 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 113,172 Denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Soup kitchens are the only things doing roaring business, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rhodoki's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bearism.

Rhodoki is ranked 16,822nd in the world and 6th in Austro Hungarian Imperium for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Nudest: 3,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,612thLargest Black Market: 5,322ndMost Secular: 5,534thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,260thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,810thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,046thHealthiest Citizens: 11,248thMost Cultured: 11,362ndHighest Drug Use: 11,391stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,455thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,324thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,398thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,822nd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the region

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