by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 525thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,859thMost Influential: 6,389th
The Imperial Nation of
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The British
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Political Freedom

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Population999 million

LeaderThe British


The Imperial Nation of Roiko is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by The British with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 999 million roiks are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of rook. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming roikan economy, worth 112 trillion dong a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 112,172 dong, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, prohibition has allowed a Maxtopian immigrant known only as "Nipples" to establish an illicit breast milk syndicate, and The British's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roiko's national animal is the mosquito, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Roiko is ranked 261,056th in the world and 8,869th in the West Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -10.1 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 525thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,859thMost Influential: 6,389thMost Patriotic: 8,706thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,397thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,616thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,191stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 16,286thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,176thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,944thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,243rdMost Authoritarian: 19,000thLowest Crime Rates: 19,359thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,832ndMost Cultured: 20,703rdLargest Governments: 20,711thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,199thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,479thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,132ndMost Subsidized Industry: 25,165th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 78th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 205th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 215th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 222nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 247th in the regionLargest Black Market: 265th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 302nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 347th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 349th in the regionLargest Governments: 351st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 355th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 397th in the regionMost Cultured: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 407th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 476th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 493rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 503rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 543rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 632nd in the regionMost Devout: 641st in the regionMost Developed: 663rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 677th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 782nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 869th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 913th in the region

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