by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 262ndMost Influential: 5,636thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,699th
The Floating Fortress of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
We fly above the world, watching everything!
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.016 billion

CapitalThe Floating Palace
LeaderReinhardt Ironcrown


The Floating Fortress of Relkadia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Reinhardt Ironcrown with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.016 billion Relkadians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Floating Palace. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Relkadian economy, worth 498 trillion Tekads a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,444 Tekads, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians are often seen drinking soft drinks at the end of every public address, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Relkadian citizenship in droves, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and scaffolding is built around scaffolding to give safe access. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Relkadia's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hynoism.

Relkadia is ranked 26,710th in the world and 4th in Ascenthia for Largest Governments, scoring 23.47 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 262ndTop
Most Influential: 5,636thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,699thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,163rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,994thMost Developed: 16,017thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,099thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,317thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,721stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,378thHealthiest Citizens: 22,140th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Relkadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Relkadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Relkadia's influence in Ascenthia rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Relkadia's influence in Ascenthia rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Relkadia resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Relkadia was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Relkadia applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Relkadia resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Relkadia's influence in Ascenthia rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Relkadia seized the position of Ascenthia WA Delegate from The Holy Empire of Laurennia.


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