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The May Flowers of Ruinenlust

“To Have a Garden is to Believe in the Future.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Forest

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Ruinenlust

Population10.362 billion

CapitalDendropolis

CurrencyRune
AnimalFlying Squirrel

The May Flowers of Ruinenlust is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.362 billion Rūins hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dendropolis. The average income tax rate is 16.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming RūÓned economy, worth a remarkable 1,963 trillion Runes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 189,456 Runes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and all recreational drugs are legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ruinenlust's national animal is the Flying Squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ruinenlust is ranked 393rd in the world and 7th in Forest for Rudest Citizens, with 483.76 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Influential: 272ndBest Weather: 280thMost Beautiful Environments: 288thRudest Citizens: 393rdMost Inclusive: 408thMost Rebellious Youth: 510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 574thLargest Publishing Industry: 612thMost Compassionate Citizens: 677thNicest Citizens: 680thMost Cultured: 1,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,113thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,290thMost Pacifist: 1,412thHighest Crime Rates: 1,415thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,951stHighest Drug Use: 2,078thSmartest Citizens: 2,198thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,271stTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,586thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,039thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,720thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,639thHealthiest Citizens: 6,007thLargest Retail Industry: 7,791stHighest Average Incomes: 7,856thMost Secular: 8,342ndMost Developed: 8,355thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,415thHighest Economic Output: 8,505thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,298thMost Stationary: 9,606thNudest: 10,167thTop
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Most Politically Free: 16,868thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,429th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionNudest: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Pacifist: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Ruinenlust approved the World Assembly proposal "Freedom of dress".
  • : Ruinenlust endorsed The Republic of Yunislavia.
  • : Ruinenlust endorsed The Archipelagic Kingdom of Foir.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruinenlust, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 116 » Ransium, Eryndlynd, Ironic Remarks, Frieden-und Freudenland, Velkia and the Islands, Candlewhisper Archive, Feladria, Cannibaland, Aeterno Tranquillitas, Kawastyselir, Caterasia, Ownzone, Canaltia, Ziotah and Riverside, Chilledsville, The Black Forrest, Turbeaux, Reannia, The New Bluestocking Homeland, Love and Nature, Entitize, Taco Respublic, The Void Territories, Forgotten Beauty, Wantevolo, Window Land, Verdant Haven, Sacara, Cat-Herders United, Novian Republics, Artemis, Ordand, Hyon Delta, Bananaistan, Octopus Islands, Bregaria, Lura, Crowacia, Cheloboria, Snjor, Blon Gre, Ashrah, Marimoland, Bilsa, Appendia, Effazio, Girelna, Anachronolandia, Middle Barael, Pen Blanityion, and 66 others.Deontologia, Atsvea, Tscharva, Bestburg, Alcantaria, Norginlajicratefe, East Stederland, Jutsa, Manniskoslaktet, Kannap, Chan Island, Terrabod, Gorthias, Litauengrad, The Cypher Nine, Hoochlandia, Simbolon, Hommeres, The Rhuarc Bastion, Old Hope, Coin Lands, The Most Serene Republicans, Heard of Baby Ducks, Zinguanaville, Roless, Discarnasia, Ypogegrammeni, Alsakah, The Long Valley, Uniania Geeth, Doxstern, Garbelia, Blue Nagia, Cuillin, Edible Plywood, Kepler-0085, Einswenn, Ancorai, Dark Chocolate Enthusiasts, The Fabulous Islands, Uan aa Boa, Zerkyr Xiszczy, Daarwyrth, New Ladavia, Gloomspick, Dasche, Shauls, Lugnan, Shalotte, Ordealius, New Autarky, Twiliydawn, McClandia Doge 2, Eaven, Central Dintinia, Democratic Republic of Cacusia, New Kvenland, Biae, Fartsniffage, Niyebe, Wizardonia, New Latin Locality, East Skirsburg, The World Wildlife Fund, Zayaki, and Arklanda.

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