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Population384 million


The Federal Republic of Ratdanni is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 384 million Ratdannians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 39.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Ratdannian economy, worth 15.1 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,202 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Economists claim no news is good news, the Ratdannian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ratdanni's national animal is the Emu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ratdanni is ranked 163,343rd in the world and 1,768th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 10.35 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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