by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46thMost Patriotic: 73rd
The Mysterious Black Hole of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
We have NOTHING to do with our 97% disappearance rate.
The High King of Roless
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population7.986 billion

LeaderThe High King of Roless

AnimalFunky badger

The Mysterious Black Hole of Roless is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The High King of Roless with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory military service, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.986 billion Rolessians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atchta. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Rolessian economy, worth a remarkable 3,478 trillion Rezzats 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 an amazing 435,614 Rezzats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roless is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, and warfare increasingly resembles a video game. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roless's national animal is the Funky badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Funkyism.

Roless is ranked 218,642nd in the world and 205th in Forest for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -5.4 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46thMost Patriotic: 73rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 144thHighest Poor Incomes: 252ndMost Corrupt Governments: 394thLargest Information Technology Sector: 481stMost Armed: 540thLargest Black Market: 658thHighest Average Incomes: 664thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 821stMost Secular: 1,031stMost Influential: 1,113thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,994thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,156thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,649thLowest Crime Rates: 2,694thLargest Governments: 2,748thBest Weather: 2,834thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,157thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,252ndMost Conservative: 3,254thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,484thHighest Economic Output: 4,780thMost Developed: 5,743rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,068thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,099thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,176thSmartest Citizens: 7,291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,560thMost Authoritarian: 7,761stHealthiest Citizens: 7,885thMost Efficient Economies: 9,004thRudest Citizens: 10,909thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,634thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 15,008thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,120thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,009th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35th in the region

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