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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:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Ridann

Population23.858 billion

CapitalCardinal City
LeaderProtector Alonso Word
Faitha blend of state backed philosophies

CurrencyLucre
AnimalTerrestrial Raptor

The Ancient Uberstani Republic of Ridann is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Protector Alonso Word with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, restrictive gun laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 23.858 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 Cardinal City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Uberstani economy, worth a remarkable 6,122 trillion Lucres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 256,601 Lucres, with the richest citizens earning 6.6 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Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics, and theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long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 128,157th in the world and 5,651st in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 15.14 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Efficient Economies: 500thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 735thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 750thLargest Black Market: 804thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 892ndMost Influential: 1,007thHighest Economic Output: 1,013thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,294thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,380thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,116thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,203rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,218thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,528thHighest Average Incomes: 2,674thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,843rdMost Developed: 3,330thLargest Populations: 3,526thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,572ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,678thBest Weather: 3,969thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,432ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,686thLowest Crime Rates: 5,094thSmartest Citizens: 5,140thMost Secular: 5,191stMost Cultured: 5,661stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,223rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,562ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,040thHealthiest Citizens: 8,260thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,277thLargest Governments: 9,646thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,007thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,070thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,271stMost Stationary: 11,778th
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Most Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 43rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 90th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 108th in the regionBest Weather: 114th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 125th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 128th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Cultured: 140th in the regionMost Secular: 163rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 189th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 221st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 222nd in the regionLargest Governments: 225th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 243rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 293rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 418th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 514th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 710th in the region

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