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The Mysterious black holə of Roless

“We have NOTHING to do with our 91% disappearance rate.” the funky badger of greatness

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Forest

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Roless

Population4.86 billion

CapitalIchasa
Leaderthe funky badger of greatness
Faithfunkyism

CurrencyRezzat
AnimalFunky badger

The Mysterious black holə of Roless is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by the funky badger of greatness with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.86 billion Rolessians 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, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Administration, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ichasa. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rolessian economy, worth a remarkable 1,374 trillion Rezzats 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 amazing 282,740 Rezzats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Environmentalists have found an unusual ally in soldiers of fortune, colonial subjects have Rolessian culture shoved down their throats, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and immigrants who don't like the taste of Rolessian Turnip Chips are immediately deported. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roless's national animal is the Funky badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is funkyism.

Roless is ranked 236,850th in the world and 415th in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -405.58 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 541stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 672ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 859thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,019thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,092ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,494thMost Armed: 1,645thLargest Black Market: 1,693rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,040thBest Weather: 2,182ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,250thTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2,484thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,004thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,209thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,046thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,384thMost Influential: 4,942ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,030thLowest Crime Rates: 5,227thHealthiest Citizens: 6,125thMost Developed: 6,198thLargest Governments: 6,353rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,502ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,143rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,143rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,622ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,365thSmartest Citizens: 8,730thMost Secular: 11,725thTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 13,101stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,315thMost Inclusive: 17,890thMost Authoritarian: 18,196thRudest Citizens: 24,200th
Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionTop
10%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Roless, immigrants who don't like the taste of Rolessian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, colonial subjects have Rolessian culture shoved down their throats.
  • : Roless published "Roless's Submission for the forest flag contest 2021" (Meta: Gameplay).
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, environmentalists have found an unusual ally in soldiers of fortune.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, Roless is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Following new legislation in Roless, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.

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