by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 281stBest Weather: 300thMost Beautiful Environments: 308th
The April Showers of
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Population10.267 billion


AnimalFlying Squirrel

The April Showers of Ruinenlust is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.267 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 14.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming RūÓned economy, worth a remarkable 1,940 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 188,966 Runes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, and administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture. 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 242,367th in the world and 463rd in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -616.39 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 281stBest Weather: 300thMost Beautiful Environments: 308thMost Inclusive: 419thRudest Citizens: 477thMost Rebellious Youth: 536thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 596thLargest Publishing Industry: 610thMost Compassionate Citizens: 654thNicest Citizens: 666thMost Cultured: 1,013thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,174thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,267thHighest Crime Rates: 1,568thMost Pacifist: 1,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,921stSmartest Citizens: 2,177thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,300thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,551stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,538thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,448thHealthiest Citizens: 6,005thLargest Retail Industry: 7,831stHighest Average Incomes: 7,886thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,250thMost Secular: 8,602ndHighest Economic Output: 8,625thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,090thMost Stationary: 9,648thMost Developed: 10,015thNudest: 10,016thMost Armed: 12,071stTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,512thMost Politically Free: 17,333rdHighest Drug Use: 19,571st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 25th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionMost Pacifist: 46th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 118 » 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 68 others.Deontologia, Atsvea, Tscharva, Bestburg, Alcantaria, Norginlajicratefe, Cikya, 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, Rivienland, Zerkyr Xiszczy, Daarwyrth, New Ladavia, Gloomspick, Myuscao, Dasche, Shauls, Lugnan, Shalotte, New Worpia, Foir, Ordealius, New Autarky, Twiliydawn, McClandia Doge 2, Arklanda, Eaven, Central Dintinia, Democratic Republic of Cacusia, New Kvenland, Biae, Fartsniffage, Niyebe, Toasternation, and Hamyan.

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