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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,836thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,974thMost Influential: 4,242nd
The Jingoistic States of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Honor, Strength, Prosperity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Rhothstan

Population1.595 billion

CapitalLugerhagen
LeaderVolker Böhm

Currencycredits
Animalleopard

The Jingoistic States of Rhothstan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Volker Böhm with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, national health service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.595 billion Rhothstanians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lugerhagen. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rhothstanian economy, worth 131 trillion credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 82,289 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Volker Böhm has more friends than ever before, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rhothstan's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rhothstan is ranked 162,716th in the world and 5,265th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.24 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,836thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,974thMost Influential: 4,242ndMost Secular: 4,679thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,617thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,772ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,108thMost Developed: 16,265thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,309thMost Efficient Economies: 18,295thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,488thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,837th
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Most Secular: 165th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 221st in the regionMost Influential: 288th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 338th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 364th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 449th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 450th in the regionMost Developed: 488th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 549th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 587th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 703rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 748th in the region

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