Most Influential: 3,838thMost Cultured: 6,131stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,163rd
The Grand Duchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
As the stars fall, I pray it will be seen with wonder.
Grand Duke Lucien Romali
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population1.92 billion

LeaderGrand Duke Lucien Romali
FaithRoman Catholicism

AnimalLotis Blue Butterfly

The Grand Duchy of Rhodaesa is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Duke Lucien Romali with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.92 billion Rhodaesans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rosalae. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Rhodaesan economy, worth 196 trillion Fleudairs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 102,276 Fleudairs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

There have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, virtually all of the country's economic activity takes place in Rosalae, and city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rhodaesa's national animal is the Lotis Blue Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Rhodaesa is ranked 48,869th in the world and 2,520th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 122.21 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 3,838thMost Cultured: 6,131stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,163rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,766thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,377thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,680thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,747thBest Weather: 10,906thHighest Food Quality: 11,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,213thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,103rdTop
Most Pacifist: 13,758thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,071stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,135thLowest Crime Rates: 15,529thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,032ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,431stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,766thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,081stLargest Governments: 19,804thMost Patriotic: 21,452ndMost Developed: 21,464thSmartest Citizens: 21,538thMost Devout: 22,763rdHighest Poor Incomes: 23,550th
Most Influential: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 241st in the regionMost Cultured: 322nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 340th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 466th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 472nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 520th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 551st in the regionBest Weather: 578th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 615th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 652nd in the region

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