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The Republic of Rydeum

“Strength in Unity, Progress in Equality”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population825 million



The Republic of Rydeum is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its daily referendums, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 825 million Rydeans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cabisera. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ryden economy, worth 76.4 trillion pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 92,600 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, public projects are synonymous with yawn-inducing conformity, and women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rydeum's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rydeum is ranked 11,364th in the world and 638th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 84.1 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 646thTop
Most Influential: 1,624thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,989thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,309thSafest: 5,940thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,017thNicest Citizens: 6,610thBest Weather: 6,646thMost Pacifist: 6,761stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,045thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,145thTop
Most Inclusive: 9,658thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,659thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,364thMost Income Equality: 11,711thHealthiest Citizens: 11,739thMost Secular: 12,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,677thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,064thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,094thLargest Retail Industry: 14,250th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 201st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 238th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 282nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 306th in the regionSafest: 321st in the regionBest Weather: 361st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 371st in the regionNicest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 405th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 444th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 451st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 473rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 581st in the regionMost Income Equality: 582nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 631st in the regionMost Influential: 637th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 638th in the regionMost Secular: 657th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 657th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 671st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 671st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 727th in the region

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