by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 129thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 242ndLargest Retail Industry: 277th
The Unholy Medieval Empire of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Persistent and gratuitous!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.555 billion

FaithWay of the Knight


The Unholy Medieval Empire of Ritterdorf is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.555 billion Ritterdorfians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ritterdorfia. The average income tax rate is 69.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ritterdorfian economy, worth a remarkable 3,425 trillion Rittergolds a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 400,354 Rittergolds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders, teenagers across the country are celebrating the defeat of a national curfew bill, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Ritterdorfian Navy, and urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ritterdorf's national animal is the knight, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Way of the Knight.

Ritterdorf is ranked 51,905th in the world and 25th in New Western Empire for Most Extreme, scoring 26.88 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Rudest Citizens: 129thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 242ndLargest Retail Industry: 277thMost Armed: 395thFattest Citizens: 474thLargest Gambling Industry: 489thHighest Crime Rates: 593rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 598thMost Avoided: 689thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 731stHighest Average Incomes: 778thLargest Black Market: 804thMost Efficient Economies: 970thMost Subsidized Industry: 997thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,845thLargest Mining Sector: 1,854thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,876thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,973rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,250thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,304thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,306thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,506thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,785thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,837thMost Influential: 2,923rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,039thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,144thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,303rdHighest Economic Output: 3,879thMost Cultured: 3,956thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,267thLargest Governments: 5,263rdNudest: 5,793rdSmartest Citizens: 6,384thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,871stLargest Insurance Industry: 10,058thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,184thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,391stMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,276thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 15,833rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,676thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,248thMost Secular: 19,795thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,538th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Politically Free: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the region

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