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The Ancient Uberstani Republic of Ridann

“Founded: Friday 13, June, 2008”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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Ridann

Population25.941 billion

CapitalUltrapolis
Leaderthe Grand Protector
Faitha blend of state backed philosophies

CurrencyLucre
AnimalTerrestrial Raptor

The Ancient Uberstani Republic of Ridann is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Grand Protector with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, prohibition of alcohol, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.941 billion Uberstani 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.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ultrapolis. The average income tax rate is 47.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Uberstani economy, worth a remarkable 7,195 trillion Lucres a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 277,395 Lucres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics, and theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ridann's national animal is the Terrestrial Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a blend of state backed philosophies.

Ridann is ranked 4,574th in the world and 126th in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 138,621.28 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 420thLargest Black Market: 600thMost Influential: 659thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 720thHighest Economic Output: 929thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 933rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,302ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,371stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,159thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,322ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,506thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,652ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,089thLargest Populations: 3,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,407thBest Weather: 3,452ndMost Developed: 3,669thMost Efficient Economies: 3,869thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,574thLowest Crime Rates: 4,923rdSmartest Citizens: 5,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,223rdMost Cultured: 5,511thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,572ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,739thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,192ndMost Secular: 6,257thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,410thHealthiest Citizens: 8,223rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,583rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,607thLargest Governments: 9,426thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,181stMost Stationary: 10,257thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 17,145thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,722ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,190th
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Largest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 72nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 100th in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 113th in the regionMost Developed: 114th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 126th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 126th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 132nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Cultured: 140th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 157th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 169th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 205th in the regionMost Secular: 222nd in the regionLargest Governments: 229th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 250th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 271st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 451st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 454th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 528th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 648th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 734th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 840th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 282 » A Slanted Black Stripe, New Leganes, Propwash, Asendavia, Brotherland, Davinhia, ReeK, H-Zhena, Am Echad, Kangarawa, New Birblands, Kyrloth, Wizardonia, Bai Lung, Wiranath, Eagas, Riveraland, Lorynia, Endertopias, Hobbesistan, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Socialist Holy American Empire, Kagorg Bra Corna, VW53Aland, Hizuru, Mastariere, Peryn, Dark Edgyness, Rhealaliit, British Calradia, Dreamersistan, Squid Ruinosa, Republic of Berzerkistan, Tshana, Kelsyth, Talitoa, Taurora, Adolanta, Unger under over, Bakaworld, United China Nation, Adavan, Neruch, Bullpups, Under Upper Antartica, Roliganistan, Lanagon, Federated States of Zootron, Dragonia, Norport, and 232 others.Amjedia, Axdel, Impia Aghte, The Almighty Country, Our Gods, Gorbastan, The Empire of Rijelv, Headpat Central, Constructbegin, Kaigi, Trimmania, Akorial, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Urimel, Drunken Seal Islands, Joundia, Adioration, Enlil, Blobbo, The United Asian Republics, Goodnamesarerare, Imperial Akatsuki, The island of Kiria, Broengtopia, Kilkire, BearStackof2015, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Freedom Fascists, Galve, The United Neo American Union, CopyCato, Abtracnt, Slonful, Slys Paws, Zang0, Liberstankonia, Libertanny, Grossvietnam, La xinga, Servants of Gizmo, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Firenation91, Matdor, Dragons Blood, East Malaysia, Marrabuk, Tawuse, Dirty Americans, Solis Ortis, Enou, Sen Jast, God in the world, The Solar Ottomans, Biggstonia, Monteconstance, Dracacre, Chubaka, Plazland, Iodinia, Martonica, Mundiferrum, FreedomIand, Chria Deau, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Osterreich und Ungarn, Werglum, Dratava, North Insomnia, Interdimensional Waifus, Narinoland, Gemlon, The Theocracy of Cthulhu, Rakshuland, 3 14159265358979323846264, The Militarius Imperium, Evrigenis, Merlovich, Elejamie, Volkarai, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Rainbow Vests, Jyzeria, Khvetsch, Bharatewa, Morrowine, The White Anderlandic Coast, Icelandic Imperium, The Three States of Fortuna, Federal Republic of Hetacia, The State of McDonalds, Zanottilandia, Malayku, Seri Tai Republic, St Guilders Gate, Kucia, Moewland, Under Sea Desert, Wanabe, The New Wisconsin Empire, Hokolokia, Bytes, The New Tace, Freedomindia, Lyontisia, Rokaku, Zukchiva, New Liberitad, Arkalarius, Pekweng, Citergue, Pakitsk, New Bradenia Ghost, Airrajul, Calbee, Republic of New India, Barfleur, Janoobi Jazair, Ad Honorem Dei, Fellon, Schrebia, Ripsylvania, Trulu, Tretrid, The Eternal Land of Jong, Prolitariac, Tallegaesia, Savorca, Generousity, Fazrin, ReReReRepublic, Vaskeden, Lingu, Raunch, Azureano, Rohanland, Soul Stream, Tuenia, Collective Individualism, Syriusz, BuciLand, Greater New Cassandra, Staynes, Merkez, Fuflix workers union, Caethearum, Khadah, Sovietsoyuz, Mays Austrian Nation, Nurmani, Kotawia, Yossito II, Quinto Piano, Technocraticofgivus, Lurolona, Nigon, Yharkal Bhanek, Noreds Thereneuthene, Isanastivia, Sansangra, Roissyland, Belora Gyles, Vanzeria, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Litodor, Dorles, Shugushogo Tada, Ayaupia, New Terabithia, Slongs, Halaethaed Commune, A mean old man, Centrical Union, Santa Dystopia, Kadjaria, Chriona, Survivoristan, Gyp Land, German South-East Africa, Cellar Doors, BTProductions, Felsinki, Kingdom of Palau and other Constituents, Castle Federation, Lilisk, Sunsistan, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Technocratic Tagalog, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Ephem, Eternal Progress, Serfvarden, Modra, Oofery, United States of I Hate Australia, Azakhuland, Horn of Havenkaap, Samaltak True, Rhothstan, Free Nal Graakuo, Nyanhai, Amabilis, Concentus, ParaSymmetry, Vaughti, Polenishia, Condo of Grick, Pyrchnia, Layngderfleethe, ArenaC, Niveko, Chrootangtonia, Monix, Debluu, Urasimu wa Kati, Amihan, Teocallintzin, Volinovia, Djomb, Platypus Islands, Chols Worithopia, Hertogenbosch, Neptunian Military Administration, Dravida India, Neue Leipzig, Distro-Spartica, West Ruislip, Gormhuth, Lumpiadinavia, Kosmanza, Rawdank, and Flying Snow.

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