by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,769th Most Secular: 2,321st Most Authoritarian: 3,517th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Auctoritas non veritas facit legem
Civil Rights
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West Ravenna

Population550 million

CapitalNew Ravenna


The Empire of West Ravenna is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 550 million West Ravennans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Ravenna. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient West Ravennan economy, worth 34.7 trillion Aureuses 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 a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 63,133 Aureuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', and the police insist that racism does not exist. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West Ravenna's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

West Ravenna is ranked 54,983rd in the world and 2,687th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 397.86 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,769thMost Secular: 2,321stMost Authoritarian: 3,517thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,908thMost Influential: 5,925thTop
Most Extreme: 9,264thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,012thBest Weather: 12,181stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,379thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,536thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,718thMost Income Equality: 15,253rdMost Conservative: 15,633rd
Most Secular: 115th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 225th in the regionMost Extreme: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 365th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 373rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 474th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 555th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 607th in the regionLargest Black Market: 654th in the regionBest Weather: 679th in the regionNudest: 729th in the region

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