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The Republic of Ridehale

“Beyond the stars, towards victory.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Ridehale

Population6.298 billion

CapitalMajor Weston King
LeaderVictor Anderson-Gula

CurrencyDollar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Republic of Ridehale is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Victor Anderson-Gula with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.298 billion Ridehaleans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Major Weston King. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ridehalean economy, worth 677 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,541 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, and politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority"). Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ridehale's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ridehale is ranked 9,031st in the world and 297th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.41 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,042ndTop
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Most Influential: 1,518thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,247thTop
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Best Weather: 7,799thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,490thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,691stMost Developed: 9,031stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,181stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,233rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,699thMost Cultured: 9,999thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,908thHealthiest Citizens: 11,455thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,030thMost Inclusive: 12,728thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,038thMost Pacifist: 13,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,333rdNicest Citizens: 13,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,991stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,214thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,748thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,103rd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 124th in the regionMost Influential: 131st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 236th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 237th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 247th in the regionBest Weather: 253rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 276th in the regionMost Cultured: 286th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 297th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 313th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 321st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 349th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 352nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 361st in the regionLargest Populations: 380th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 406th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 418th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 429th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 436th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 441st in the regionMost Inclusive: 451st in the regionNicest Citizens: 476th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 487th in the regionLargest Governments: 490th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 519th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 527th in the regionMost Pacifist: 529th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 532nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 574th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 143 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aidenfieeld, Jehenna, Si-topia, Hanguk-Nippon, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Poopisiya, Bod Wareenaland, Three Rivia Levr, Lumpov Hasch, Wese Zippopiteradgil, The Solar System Scope, Farengeto, Tsunamy, Kringalia, Quiescent, Paenoa, Lost And Found, North Anatnom, Aywhyou, Sandaoguo, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Darakin, Techganet, Tsvetania, Vincent Field, Utondara, Luddinlande, Crabius, Lambdaland, Cypheri, Auphelia, Lotadia, Yellunstryer, The naked people, Qaweritoyu, Wyatonians, Ancient Slobovia, Linguiniland, Rebel-topia, Blahblah2017, Escevola, Freedwanda, Moreana, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Uncastania, La Ascension, Centristvill, Noire Denholm, and 93 others.Volaworand, Sedunn, PEPEP, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Liberunitaria, Calistan, Trelatche, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Anachronolandia, Nova Montron, Paranoia, Asdfghuiop, Seliyan progressive Islands, PASTIR, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Rhetiaa, Lightmare, Saciu, FreeFishers, New Briantown, Great Andora, Barabarom, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Elveka, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Shengtie, Isokenzar, Spearos, Xandev, Cuuldere, Aguatania, Lorora3, Violent Peacenicks, Rabbitz, Kandorith, Darbor, Aurcania, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Birdkeeper, Nankyoku Tairiku, Akindom, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, Wehraboos, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, North Catimestistrianes, The Filippinas, Santa Ofelia, Freedoom, Stoniamera, Ariankido, Choodox, Dasko, Nowa Europa, Staubsaugen, USNE2018, Sesteran, Agalaesia, Churumduul, Mew Nation, Novagentum, Pays de Loire, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Qawe, Phanama, North Erfton, Negoshi, Aveerya, State of Iowa, P R of China, World United, United Federated States of Omega, Westoc Kinness, North Prarie, Srevana, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, BootJack, Ave Gloriana, Kuddles, South Whitica, Ketathinamiri Islands, Upper Tyrconnel, Imperial Duck, Solega, and Higash.

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