by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,183rd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,250th Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,341st
The Stratocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
One nation. One Army. One soul.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population3.554 billion



The Stratocracy of Ribanzi is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Commander with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.554 billion Ribans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moonlight. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Riban economy, worth 851 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 239,705 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, and books are so highly regarded in Ribanzi that libraries are often revered as holy shrines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ribanzi's national animal is the commando, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bushido.

Ribanzi is ranked 168,727th in the world and 6,314th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -851.11 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,183rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,250thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,341stLargest Governments: 1,363rdMost Influential: 1,434thMost Developed: 1,596thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,707thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,754thHealthiest Citizens: 1,760thLowest Crime Rates: 1,761stSmartest Citizens: 1,793rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,795thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,867thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,558thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,603rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,821stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,939thHighest Average Incomes: 3,244thMost Cultured: 3,355thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,595thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,735thBest Weather: 4,177thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,700thMost Inclusive: 5,217thMost Secular: 5,398thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,053rdRudest Citizens: 6,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,670thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,972ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,016thHighest Economic Output: 16,762nd
Highest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 61st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 70th in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 82nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 106th in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 136th in the regionRudest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 158th in the regionMost Inclusive: 163rd in the regionMost Secular: 165th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 190th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 228th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 352nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 400th in the regionLargest Populations: 474th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 567th in the regionNudest: 580th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 588th in the region

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