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The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania

“Ad meliora”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Ripsylvania

Population865 million

CapitalBreitenfeld
LeaderParliament

Currencyscritch
AnimalWooly Scragglemuffin

The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Parliament with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 865 million Ripsylvanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ripsylvanian economy, worth 59.9 trillion scritches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 69,286 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Adults pretending to be teenage girls claim to have wholesome motives, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ripsylvania is ranked 56,868th in the world and 2,376th in The East Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 753rdMost Influential: 1,910thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,165thMost Secular: 3,842ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,182ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,664thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,954thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,625thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,148thNicest Citizens: 12,905thMost Inclusive: 13,458thMost Income Equality: 15,127thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,509thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,793rdSafest: 16,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,420thBest Weather: 17,892ndMost Beautiful Environments: 18,443rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,751st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 98th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 114th in the regionMost Secular: 126th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 137th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 142nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 257th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 261st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 387th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 418th in the regionMost Inclusive: 426th in the regionNudest: 443rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 450th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 462nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 522nd in the regionBest Weather: 572nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 572nd in the regionSafest: 583rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 636th in the regionMost Cultured: 648th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 653rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 658th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 707th in the regionLargest Governments: 722nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 751st in the regionMost Income Equality: 764th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 813th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 815th in the region

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