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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: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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Ridann

Population25.425 billion

CapitalUltrapolis
Leaderthe Grand Protector
Faitha blend of state backed philosophies

CurrencyLucre
AnimalTerrestrial Raptor

The Ancient Uberstani Republic of Ridann is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Grand Protector with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, enslaved workforce, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.425 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Uberstani economy, worth a remarkable 7,028 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. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 276,442 Lucres, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 877,879 per year while the poor average 66,321, a ratio of 13.2 to 1.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics, and theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long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 6,893rd in the world and 200th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.84 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 395thMost Influential: 606thLargest Black Market: 648thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 685thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 889thHighest Economic Output: 934thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,337thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,069thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,450thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,451stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,477thHighest Average Incomes: 2,520thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,756thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,865thLargest Populations: 3,419thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,605thMost Developed: 3,725thBest Weather: 3,787thMost Efficient Economies: 3,808thSmartest Citizens: 5,107thLowest Crime Rates: 5,188thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,381stMost Cultured: 5,512thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,973rdMost Secular: 6,202ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,893rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,941stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,027thHealthiest Citizens: 8,380thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,660thLargest Governments: 9,598thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,072ndTop
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Most Stationary: 10,554thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,051stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,866th
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Largest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 71st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 86th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 109th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 114th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 138th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 138th in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionMost Stationary: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 213th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 226th in the regionLargest Governments: 227th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 241st in the regionMost Secular: 245th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 267th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 447th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 448th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 490th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 523rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 711th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 785th in the region

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