Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Welcome Rioan

We welcome The Principality of Rioan (, as the 238th member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.

The Principality of Rioan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 319 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Defence and Education are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 56%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.
All guns must be registered, police officers are seen patrolling the streets armed with satellite-guided truncheons, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Rioan's national animal is the kunti, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Roan.

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