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The Free Land of Ratoninburg

“Da Ba Da. N-are rabdare. Daloc”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population1.164 billion

FaithThe mighty power


The Free Land of Ratoninburg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Raton with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.164 billion Ratoninburgians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kitticity. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ratoninburgian economy, worth 131 trillion puns a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,830 puns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Baiting is a national sport, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Raton's majority, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, and restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ratoninburg's national animal is the squirrel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The mighty power.

Ratoninburg is ranked 3,176th in the world and 365th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 20,291 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,427thTop
Most Influential: 3,176thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,437thTop
Most Inclusive: 8,315thBest Weather: 8,438thMost Pacifist: 9,952ndMost Developed: 9,955thNicest Citizens: 9,958thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,071stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,326thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,995thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,267thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,429thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,503rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,376thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,499thLargest Retail Industry: 14,784thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,256th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 231st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 273rd in the regionBest Weather: 274th in the regionMost Developed: 304th in the regionMost Inclusive: 305th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 319th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 330th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 334th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 338th in the regionNicest Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Influential: 365th in the regionMost Pacifist: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 371st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 371st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 383rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 419th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 461st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 486th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 490th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 563rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 564th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 567th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 583rd in the regionMost Cultured: 622nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 627th in the region

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