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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,149thLargest Mining Sector: 10,876thLargest Retail Industry: 17,040th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Glory Greatist
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Rystoska

Population490 million

CurrencyCredits
AnimalSand Cat

The Empire of Rystoska is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 490 million Rystoskans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 19.5%.

The thriving Rystoskan economy, worth 31.3 trillion Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 63,824 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 181,952 per year while the poor average 17,852, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

The most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita, Rystoska recently decided against having a capital city, cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rystoska's national animal is the Sand Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rystoska is ranked 167,001st in the world and 1,723rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -4.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,149thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 10,876thLargest Retail Industry: 17,040th
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Largest Mining Sector: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 132nd in the regionMost Extreme: 199th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rystoska, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year.
  • : Following new legislation in Rystoska, cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare.
  • : Following new legislation in Rystoska, Rystoska recently decided against having a capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Rystoska, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita.
  • : Following new legislation in Rystoska, educators and parents alike are allowing children to view the internet again after violent videos were purged.
  • : Rystoska voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Rystoska was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
  • : Rystoska was endorsed by The Gold Phoenix Queendom of Ignis Cinere.
  • : Rystoska was endorsed by The Sovereign Commonwealth of Evertopia.
  • : Rystoska's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".

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