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The Mysterious Black Hole of Roless

“We have NOTHING to do with our 97% disappearance rate.”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Forest

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Mysterious Black Hole of Roless is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The High King of Roless with an iron fist, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, anti-smoking policies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.74 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atchta. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rolessian economy, worth a remarkable 3,314 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 428,177 Rezzats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, politicians look weirdly alike, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". 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 13,988th in the world and 68th in Forest for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,659.47 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52ndMost Patriotic: 80thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 166thHighest Poor Incomes: 249thMost Corrupt Governments: 415thLargest Information Technology Sector: 509thMost Armed: 574thLargest Black Market: 692ndHighest Average Incomes: 738thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 880thMost Secular: 1,026thMost Influential: 1,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,945thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,017thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,567thLowest Crime Rates: 2,662ndBest Weather: 2,664thTop
Largest Governments: 2,991stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,119thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,500thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,601stMost Conservative: 3,832ndHighest Economic Output: 5,047thMost Developed: 5,851stMost Authoritarian: 6,009thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,271stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,028thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,250thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,353rdSmartest Citizens: 7,526thHealthiest Citizens: 7,697thMost Efficient Economies: 9,425thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,372ndTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 13,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,945thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,590th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the region

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