by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 2,317thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,582ndMost Pacifist: 3,049th
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Population6.018 billion



The Silverfish Army of Ruguo is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Silverfishy with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 6.018 billion Rugans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yinwei. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Rugan economy, worth 799 trillion Suoyis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 132,912 Suoyis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national security service are a bunch of crooks, priests are being drafted by the church load, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', and the government has enacted freedom of information. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ruguo's national animal is the Silverfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Forgotten.

Ruguo is ranked 13,058th in the world and 44th in Wintreath for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,861.86 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Inclusive: 2,317thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,582ndMost Pacifist: 3,049thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,315thNicest Citizens: 3,505thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,640thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,146thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,194thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,292ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,641stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,680thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,912thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,932ndBest Weather: 4,999thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,533rdSafest: 5,555thMost Developed: 5,828thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,832ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,838thLargest Governments: 6,542ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,177thSmartest Citizens: 8,754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,138thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,732ndMost Cultured: 10,889thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,694thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12,727thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,058thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,778thMost Secular: 16,354thMost Efficient Economies: 16,736thHighest Average Incomes: 18,799thMost Income Equality: 19,394thMost Stationary: 21,744thHighest Economic Output: 23,142nd
Most Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Income Equality: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, priests are being drafted by the church load.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, populations of two-headed Silverfish have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, the navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, the government is giving peace a chance.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruguo, diplomatic cables about Silverfishy have suddenly been very flattering.
  • : Ruguo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.


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