by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 7,253rdMost Secular: 7,987thMost Income Equality: 9,337th
The Empire of
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Population3.758 billion

CapitalRadioactive nest


The Empire of Ravenrook is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Raveno with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.758 billion Ravens are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Radioactive nest. The average income tax rate is 36.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Ravenian economy, worth 65.5 trillion Rasears 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. 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 17,422 Rasears, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nucleari has been named as Ravenrook's national religion, imitation is the sincerest form of felony, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors, and veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ravenrook's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Nucleari.

Ravenrook is ranked 139,472nd in the world and 1st in The Nuclear Wastes for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 48.26 on the Hayek Index.

Most Authoritarian: 7,253rdMost Secular: 7,987thMost Income Equality: 9,337thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 16,641st

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