by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 240th Most Influential: 642nd Safest: 938th
The Absurd Memory of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Immanentize the Eschaton
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.747 billion

LeaderFern Coptrai


The Absurd Memory of Ravendi is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Fern Coptrai with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate population of 2.747 billion Ravendians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalkutis. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ravendian economy, worth 525 trillion Ranars 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 191,161 Ranars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A new "thought police" branch is being developed, the Kalkutis Film Festival recently voted 'Ravendian Getting Hit By Football' as best film, the typical murderer weighs 150kg and has hairy arms, and confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ravendi's national animal is the Muskrat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ravendi is ranked 152,021st in the world and 5,871st in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 46.16 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 240thMost Influential: 642ndSafest: 938thMost Pacifist: 1,116thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,161stMost Developed: 1,264thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,349thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,422ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,430thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,592ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,603rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,697thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,706thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,744thMost Inclusive: 1,819thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,844thLargest Governments: 2,039thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,116thSmartest Citizens: 2,135thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,141stBest Weather: 2,200thMost Secular: 2,297thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,404thNicest Citizens: 2,791stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,808thHealthiest Citizens: 4,051stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,883rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,469thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,513thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,303rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,592ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,784thMost Cultured: 6,895thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,909thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,003rd
Most Influential: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 32nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 54th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionMost Secular: 60th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionNicest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 104th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 143rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 160th in the regionMost Cultured: 171st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 219th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 362nd in the regionNudest: 362nd in the regionMost Stationary: 492nd in the regionLargest Populations: 596th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, the typical murderer weighs 150kg and has hairy arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, the Kalkutis Film Festival recently voted 'Ravendian Getting Hit By Football' as best film.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, a few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Fern Coptrai.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.
  • : Ravendi was endorsed by The Church of Slongs.
  • : Ravendi was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Ravendi, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 324 » Am Echad, H-Zhena, New Birblands, A Slanted Black Stripe, ReeK, Arkantis, Adolanta, Aelitia, Airrajul, Splena, Betremia, Wiranath, Pendragonania, Brotherland, Socialist Holy American Empire, CopyCato, Fedele, Bachtendekuppen, Ver Norge, Someseni, Riveraland, Kampf Empire, Blazing Samaritan, Hizuru, Dzosk, Danelaw Scandinavia, Elejamie, Nova-Columbia, Gorbastan, Republic of Berzerkistan, Talitoa, Aeljae, Freedom Fascists, Lanagon, Kangarawa, Drunken Seal Islands, Dreamersistan, The Almighty Country, Kucia, The Earth Systems Alliance, Sonictopia, Roissyland, Goodnamesarerare, Kelsyth, Imperial Akatsuki, Federated States of Zootron, Qui sequuntur somnia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Squid Ruinosa, Adavan, and 274 others.Agonya, Urimel, Ribanzi, The Solar Ottomans, Trimmania, United Edwards, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Ciggie Smallistan, Servants of Gizmo, VW53Aland, Headpat Central, Axdel, Dragonia, Biggstonia, Bai Lung, AngusEssa, The Empire of Rijelv, Areast, Kaigi, Roliganistan, Sansangra, The Sacred Whale, Wizardonia, Danesopia, Unger under over, Aristortia, Ridann, Broengtopia, Endertopias, Survivoristan, Kagorg Bra Corna, Solestia, Taurora, Akorial, Norport, Mastariere, Furnifold, Propwash, Baumdahl, Dark Edgyness, Joundia, Bullpups, Galve, Free Goldsaver, Peryn, The Romanum Legio, Lyontisia, Humri, Wanabe, Penfifteen, Slys Paws, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Ardenaea, Southern Yugoslavia, Harapan, Bytes, British Calradia, Soirwren, Elkenian, Dalta Salltan, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Bharatewa, Tivinter, Wendelandia, Izonno, Marrico, United China Nation, Respublica Deltanica, Xenanation, Tel Mithru, Shavara, Thyaclinia, The Happian Union, Tim Stark, Lobos, Davelands, Pakitsk, Arpino, The island of Kiria, Pulmonaria, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, The Shorter Union, Shinnokawa, Tuvaltastan, Gemookul, Yumaka, Merlovich, Lejon Stad, Yutogolan, Neruch, Shantan, Solarfall, The Angel of Charity, Sicilla, Kublam, Impia Aghte, Tshana, Babcocia, Indrapore, Statele din Roma, Quark Unit, Just Vale 2, Pura Mente, The Holy Utopian Republic, Tigerion, Janoobi Jazair, Rhealaliit, TheRuthenians, Nazagully, Osterreich und Ungarn, United Atlantic Provinces, New Military, Ouroboric, Nifalembria Zamingstan, United Artificial Intelligence Armada, Indovinesia, Darkenval, Dpispitir, The United Asian Republics, Enlil, Ellsonian Dominion, Reftaria, Grand Rheinland, Taya Dust, Avalon Ascendancy, Stellar Colonies, BearStackof2015, EnderShnovia, Kilkire, Dearovia, Layngderfleethe, Empalla, Chols Worithopia, North Insomnia, Arberinopolis, Anecho, Choushuu, Dyonisistan, New Bradenia Ghost, Iyholenor, Darkfull, Kalaratri, Astroa, Monezambique, Cameronia Excellentia, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, East Malaysia, SloveStates, Mobumasu, Maklensiaticap, Magosconity, Stanisiti, United Fire Dazurdt, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, The Holographic Expanse, Ska Hydorordia, Verja, Aklevin, Chria Deau, Sao Camarao, Bortalandet, Oskoldia, Orveila, Slavyanya, CheeseBurrito, Terrusya, New Taranaki, Diamond Nations, Tree Egg, Sericena, Durfia, Sardarnikr, Chubaka, Swiftwhiskers, Union of Technocratic Republic, Norjis, WupWupstan, The Redundant Republic of Republics, Megolavania, Hokolokia, Superior Indonesia, Vrama, Free The Lagich, The Humble Abyss, Froplondia, Gluponija, Puckconnolly, Gratefuland, Chechkoslovakia, Fantasy Peninsula, Extronian States, Perpetuam, Seri Tai Republic, Kario and Nix, Thortolken, Constructbegin, TURKEYISM, Thompstein, Laikantar, United Nation of Florida, Klaassopli, Mer Dieu, Overlia, Kynaria, Narinoland, Coequalia, Federal Unity, Pekweng, Noiloi, Luth, Transiberation, Alabamaxen, Atlia Sonis, Xobalon, New Xobalon, Abadong, Pightinbotanoffen, Mariarty, The Upper Low, Slonful, Secos, Archooli, Menshland, South Ederodovess, Zang0, Justice-Becoming, Free Peoples Republic of Sandir, New Grovershire, Doranica, Karatol-Advenra, New Lukania, Dummy Thicc Sam, Memostan, Kingdom of Pars, Alls Andurg, VoyKovie, Meadiastes, Stafaland, The Death Syndicate, Secare, Tissandra, River Meadow, United Sunrise Communes, Stoyania, The Quarrymen, South Kilt Town, Vultuca, Degrelle, Dallpita, Theta Xi Nation, Analon, Amjedia, Lit Medieval Dancing, Blobbo, Turniptown, Nova Eire, Baxa, Ssssnake Eyessss, United Luka, Pinus Sibirica, Notthis, The Grecoroman republic, Opossum Slayer, Aleister, ArenaC, Pengnia, Greater Felter, Firenation91, Funkadelia, Abtracnt, Fubleton, America Mjolnir, The United Neo American Union, and Slongs.

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