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The Republic of Cumberland and the Red River

“Union, Wisdom, and Virtue”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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Cumberland and the Red River

Population2.818 billion

CapitalRaleigh
LeaderPresident Esther Jackson

CurrencyAmero
AnimalWhite-Tailed Deer

The Republic of Cumberland and the Red River is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Esther Jackson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.818 billion Southerners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Raleigh. The average income tax rate is 36.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Southern economy, worth 263 trillion Ameroes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 93,459 Ameroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, a popular Southern saying is 'wishing upon a fallen jet engine', racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle, and the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Cumberland and the Red River's national animal is the White-Tailed Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cumberland and the Red River is ranked 200,379th in the world and 7,284th in Osiris for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -8.94 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Highest Drug Use: 2,626thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,804thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,025thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,176thLargest Retail Industry: 9,661stNicest Citizens: 9,923rdTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,433rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,232ndLargest Welfare Programs: 14,936thMost Devout: 15,114thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,421stMost Inclusive: 20,276th
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Highest Drug Use: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 298th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 465th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 467th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 490th in the regionNicest Citizens: 501st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 529th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 621st in the regionMost Devout: 719th in the region

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