The Free Land of New Rikia is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.341 billion New Rikians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Odemo. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient New Rikian economy, worth 53.7 trillion kus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is 40,065 kus, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, all the playground's a stage for New Rikian schoolchildren, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Rikia's national animal is the bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : New Rikia voted for The Dictatorship of Trans Anarcho-Communist Lesbian Catgirls in the General Election.
- : New Rikia voted for The Rose Commune of Caelapes in Round 3 of the election.
- : New Rikia voted for The Dictatorship of Trans Anarcho-Communist Lesbian Catgirls in Round 3 of the election.
- : New Rikia was endorsed by The Thalassian WAD Candidate of Ayeinc.
- : New Rikia voted for The Dictatorship of Trans Anarcho-Communist Lesbian Catgirls in Round 2 of the election.
- : New Rikia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn This Game".
- : New Rikia was endorsed by The Glorious Republic of Liruslau.
- : New Rikia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
- : New Rikia endorsed The People's Republic of Botanisma.
- : New Rikia was endorsed by The People's Republic of Botanisma.