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The Republic of Ralphburg

“Woof Woof Awoooo”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population1.221 billion

CapitalAnor Londog
LeaderRalph the terrier

AnimalBig Smoldog

The Republic of Ralphburg is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ralph the terrier with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.221 billion Ralphburgers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Defense, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anor Londog. The average income tax rate is 15.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ralphburgian economy, worth 185 trillion Dogecoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 152,060 Dogecoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, and the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Ralphburgian Colonial Thesaurus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ralphburg's national animal is the Big Smoldog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ralphburg is ranked 92,700th in the world and 3,483rd in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,898.39 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 391stMost Influential: 924thLargest Retail Industry: 1,754thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,823rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,345thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,199thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,955thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,961stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,113thMost Secular: 16,636thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 18,033rdMost Developed: 18,561stMost Efficient Economies: 18,701stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,858thRudest Citizens: 20,456th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 93rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 192nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 266th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 335th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 356th in the regionRudest Citizens: 364th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 467th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 492nd in the regionMost Developed: 543rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 557th in the regionLargest Black Market: 566th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 571st in the regionMost Secular: 584th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 611th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 614th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 643rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 651st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 672nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 675th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 693rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 729th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 750th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Ralphburgian Colonial Thesaurus.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, the government is overcome with ennui.
  • : Ralphburg created a custom banner.
  • : Ralphburg created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, the entire entry for Ralphburg in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 295 » Beepee, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Qvait, Aumeltopia, Madreia, Amerion, Erinor, Hanguk-Nippon, Rly8h, Yeldarbsland, Wehraboos, PenguinPies, Crystal Creation, Techganet, Xandev, Bawkie, Lambdaland, Farengeto, Terran Draconia, Abarri, The Filippinas, Jehenna, Curlyhoward, Baltenlands, North Kanuckistan, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Kringalia, Aurcania, West Pastafaria, Fasire, InnWorm, Barabarom, The Tecorogan Federation, Barokah, Darakin, Anserisa, Nowa Europa, Shefino, Kovish, Sau Man Frescher, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, The Arctic Union, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Nova Montron, The Two Jerseys, The naked people, Sagada, The Solar System Scope, and 245 others.Land Without Shrimp, Seliyan progressive Islands, Yellunstryer, Kiasu-ism, Sthalrim, Tsunamy, Tsvetania, Pax Dracon, Linguiniland, Bear Connors Paradiso, Dankstergrad, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Drystar, Theorin, Antarctic Empires, Steampunk Engineers, Great Andora, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Japanese Federal Republic, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Luddinlande, Centristvill, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Iym Winterless, Silberne Wache, Stoniamera, Pamela And Hepatitis, The United Expanse, Omiri, Direwolf1, Saciu, Privatore, Avalonica, New Briantown, North Catimestistrianes, Rad Asia, Calistan, Si-topia, Aguatania, Aidenfieeld, Escevola, Eastern Liberal Lidership, Nankyoku Tairiku, Cuuldere, Madhonia, Malkotistan, Southern Numenor, Charloa, Three Rivia Levr, Utondara, Poopisiya, Imperial Duck, Walloonia, Greater Hyrulang, Manniskoslaktet, Mantas Meow, Salguod, The 3rdGodKing, RestartAll, Holy Free, Empa Aserium, Realms of Madness, Nueva Alta California, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, GI-Land, TubaCoffee, Bergenu, Sedunn, Grianal, Blaash, Page 53, Nordafrik Conclaves, A leftover country, Potion Seller, Bleakfoot, Eastern Nyan, Rebel-topia, The Worst army of, St Oaks, Sumalyo, Palamien, Luzonesia, Noire Denholm, Hjortheim, Havenfell, Nothanksbutseriously, Los Lonley Boys, Free Rad, Zaelith, The West Valley Mountains, Center Lisle, Kompir, Doraya, Unielvan Millorvium, V3rmont, FreeFishers, Mona Landia, Moonshining, SELAH SELAH, ChickenDome, Farelonia, Kaz Katiestan, Mapico, Dylar, Elan Sleazebaganno, PsychoPantachy, Pmta, Corgitopiaa, Kholdan, Dukin Donuts, Quh, Markla, Phoenixesia, Gardenia Azul, Kroumos, Compli, Marinho Islands, East Nagaland, Peoples Republic of Columbus, Starsight, Dis7Nation, Intergalactic Cyborgtopia, Vos Dothrak, Kervanosia, Hypersensible Crybabies, Auphelia, Royaltica, Kandorith, Laamiva, Weburya, Great Terra and its Dominions, The JessTown Islands, Chinter Tho, Efferalt, West Fallows, Escanval, South Western Korea, Bhanak, Loure Vill, Gonrati, Alaninia, Ullan, Its Modelo Time Foo, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Jennaterra, Not Austria, The Northeast Mashriq, Bohenia, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Well F, Dereistic, Glen Cooley, Dovive, Mincestia, Osterreich-Ungarn-Empire, Trepsit, Noveos, Radna Pasa, Brius, New Ancapland, Masoborkistanian Commune, Kucaland, Volaworand, Comrie, Itani, United States of Vietnam, Eareamland, Eddonia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Dragon spirit, Zolooloo, Sandaoguo, Operahouse, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Valdutz, Blondiesland, Zosnor, Isle of Champayne, Vincent Field, Saint Cinder, Kaiser nation, Romulians People, HORLALEK, Drew-Topia, Vega Naothia, Aschenburg, Sophiana, Xarbraden, Rectionk, Idiono, Asdiaopia, Liberwia, Irrepertus, Andinla, Eutraya, Indolos, Hypturn, Churls, Dossiny, Avia Lavanda, Drugged Monkeys, South Caleblan, Raelsa, Doss Kingly, Nookington, Belschaft, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Hakk Fiss, East Genuthelva, Rosescedium, Midand, Concrete Slab, East Lodge, Casa Boynus, Drazilazi, White Bananistan, Bukeye, Nova Kobol, Catillos, Myness, Alfama, Distrotika, Kallassius, B H A R A T, Djalia, No youu, Terranopolity, EDeztol, A little place for u and me, Namhines, The Plebeian States, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, The Hare Jordans, House Ahsanul, Vecratu, Jazzfrezia, Imperial Overmesingel, Eirun Sol, Terreno Travato, Merevane, Philippinia, and Tepertopia.

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