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Most Armed: 4,586thMost Avoided: 8,285thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,173rd
The Armed Republic of
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Protect the fatherland!
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Ambassador
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Civil Rights
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Powerhouse
Political Freedom
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Rapidian Armed Forces

Population347 million

CapitalArsekaban Concentration Camp

Currencyknight
Animalbalding eagle

The Armed Republic of Rapidian Armed Forces is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 347 million Soldiers 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arsekaban Concentration Camp. The average income tax rate is 25.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Militaristic economy, worth 35.3 trillion knights 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. 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 impressive 101,741 knights, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, untold millions of knights are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme, all footpaths have tollbooths, and the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rapidian Armed Forces's national animal is the balding eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Rapidian Armed Forces is ranked 170,438th in the world and 21st in Icor for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.52 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Armed: 4,586thMost Avoided: 8,285thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,173rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,929thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,165thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,579thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,806thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,821stLargest Mining Sector: 17,476th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rapidian Armed Forces was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Rapidian Armed Forces's influence in Icor rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Rapidian Armed Forces changed its national demonym adjective to "Militaristic".
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, untold millions of knights are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, proletariat workers identify less with the hammer and sickle and more with the touchscreen and phone charger.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors.
  • : Following new legislation in Rapidian Armed Forces, children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work.

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