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The Principality of Riversedge

“We exist!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.964 billion

LeaderAdriaan van Oranje

Animalbanana slug

The Principality of Riversedge is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Adriaan van Oranje with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, unlimited-speed roads, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.964 billion Riversedgeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redwater. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Riversedgean economy, worth 378 trillion ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 192,966 ducats, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Riversedgeans seem to be catching more chills, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, and diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riversedge's national animal is the banana slug, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Riversedge is ranked 7,364th in the world and 359th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 125 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 806thMost Influential: 1,246thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,882ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,514thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,607thRudest Citizens: 5,844thHighest Average Incomes: 6,394thMost Cultured: 7,364thSmartest Citizens: 7,588thMost Secular: 7,772ndMost Inclusive: 7,820thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,116thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,321stLargest Governments: 8,395thTop
Most Developed: 9,646thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,133rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,313thMost Efficient Economies: 10,827thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,905thLowest Crime Rates: 11,007thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,149thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,418thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,592ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,083rdHighest Drug Use: 14,060thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,454thLargest Mining Sector: 16,156thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,321stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,820th
Largest Retail Industry: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 137th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 146th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 283rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 284th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 297th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 304th in the regionRudest Citizens: 321st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 351st in the regionMost Cultured: 359th in the regionMost Secular: 410th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 410th in the regionLargest Governments: 429th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 439th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 445th in the regionMost Inclusive: 480th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 481st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 485th in the regionMost Influential: 485th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 536th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 543rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 544th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 555th in the regionMost Developed: 560th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 561st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 588th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 607th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 611th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 618th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 754th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 773rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 851st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, Riversedgeans seem to be catching more chills.
  • : Riversedge was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Riversedge was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • : Riversedge voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation.
  • : Riversedge was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Defense Forces and Largest Mining Sector.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 164 » Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Pallaith, Siwale, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, New Bremerton, Sundred, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Shadowrik, Newpromisedland, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Valhalla123, Ethnon, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Potatolandium, Diodone, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, Bearical, Niradans, Omnistria, Unsophisticate, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, and 114 others.Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, Ninjak30, Amauri, Yukti, The South Falls, Partax, Maott, The Windmilluminati, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Panama Coalition, Asgardira, Ostrolia, Pasargad, Tianqing, Buckerino, Pleroma Sans Romans, East Wushen, Cinnibar, Anna Airters, Felpolandia, Calamazo, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Plumas, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Kulgatha, Misuvelia, Sea Ghost, Unimaginable Doom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Bananoonza, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Rynion, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Constantinolia, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Penrith, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, San Xavier, Sockmanland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Cuyan, Makersaulache, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, New Lakemba, McMasterdonia, Warcaa, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Ponantine, Racoda, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Loli County, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, Eravonia, Idumetala, Parmovand, Interdimensional Zone, and Ravendi.

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