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The Federal Republic of Ristol

“What we do alive, echoes in eternity”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Balder



Population14.732 billion

LeaderConsul Garus


The Federal Republic of Ristol is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Consul Garus with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 14.732 billion Ristolians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurora. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ristolian economy, worth a remarkable 4,993 trillion Rukhs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 338,977 Rukhs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, maritime signalling has become tedious since only the Ristolian flag can be displayed, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, and escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ristol's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Deism.

Ristol is ranked 98,510th in the world and 2,870th in Balder for Most Stationary, with 36.32756008368 Days.

Highest Poor Incomes: 340thLowest Crime Rates: 351stMost Cultured: 449thHealthiest Citizens: 456thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 541stSafest: 607thLargest Governments: 685thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 726thSmartest Citizens: 730thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 820thMost Developed: 826thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 862ndMost Inclusive: 944thMost Scientifically Advanced: 945thMost Pacifist: 978thLongest Average Lifespans: 998thHighest Average Incomes: 1,062ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,069thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,180thHighest Economic Output: 1,496thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,616thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,748thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,949thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,094thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,142ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,278thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,110thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,794thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,931stNicest Citizens: 4,270thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,103rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,213thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,682ndMost Devout: 6,833rdLargest Insurance Industry: 7,450thBest Weather: 7,509thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 7,879thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,328thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,818thLargest Populations: 10,470thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,023rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,250thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,583rdMost Corrupt Governments: 13,238th
Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 72nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 73rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 146th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 147th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionNicest Citizens: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 258th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 265th in the regionLargest Populations: 294th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 354th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 389th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 408th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 419th in the regionMost Devout: 539th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 545th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 550th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ristol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ristol was endorsed by The WA Minister of Vamperiall.
  • : Following new legislation in Ristol, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ristol, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise.
  • : Following new legislation in Ristol, maritime signalling has become tedious since only the Ristolian flag can be displayed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ristol, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Ristol was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 5% for Best Weather.
  • : Ristol's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Ristol, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.
  • : Ristol endorsed The Kingdom of North East Somerset.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 1 » Vamperiall.

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