“KILL OR BE KILLED” general degaras
|Category: Psychotic Dictatorship|
Regional Influence: Truckler
Location: The United Federations
The Galactic Empire of Riptaria is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by general degaras with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.406 billion Riptarians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with International Aid and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of riptaria city. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93.8%.
The all-consuming Riptarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,656 trillion ripions a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 375,869 ripions, with the richest citizens earning 9.4 times as much as the poorest.
Foreign nationals are widely distrusted, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', soldiers are equipped with multi-million ripion battlesuits, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riptaria's national animal is the Slave, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
- : Riptaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, soldiers are equipped with multi-million ripion battlesuits.
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, foreign nationals are widely distrusted.
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
- : Riptaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, military spending is on the increase.
- : Riptaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".
- : Following new legislation in Riptaria, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
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