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The Republic of Stephine21

“Your Country, Your Choice”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population20.201 billion

FaithAll are welcome


The Republic of Stephine21 is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Steph with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.201 billion Stephians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dracopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Stephian economy, worth a remarkable 5,212 trillion Serns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 258,030 Serns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 750,531 per year while the poor average 70,177, a ratio of 10.7 to 1.

The national security service are a bunch of crooks, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Dracopolis, cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare, and the Dracopolis Film Festival recently voted 'Stephian Getting Hit By Football' as best film. Crime is well under control. Stephine21's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is All are welcome.

Stephine21 is ranked 11,824th in the world and 594th in Balder for Most Developed, scoring 88.56 on the Human Development Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 227thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 230thMost Cultured: 332ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 459thLargest Retail Industry: 582ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 819thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 875thLargest Publishing Industry: 876thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,123rdMost Inclusive: 1,137thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,232ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,332ndMost Devout: 1,444thRudest Citizens: 1,476thHighest Economic Output: 1,659thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,090thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,339thFattest Citizens: 2,930thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,941stHighest Average Incomes: 3,109thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,550thMost Armed: 3,625thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,738thSmartest Citizens: 4,763rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,170thLargest Populations: 6,125thLargest Governments: 6,192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,905thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,733rdTop
Most Influential: 11,399thMost Developed: 11,824thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,000thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,146thMost Stationary: 13,471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,944thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,418thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,543rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,971stHighest Poor Incomes: 19,389thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,756th
Most Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 37th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionMost Devout: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 124th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 124th in the regionLargest Populations: 124th in the regionMost Armed: 158th in the regionFattest Citizens: 162nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 170th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 179th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 209th in the regionLargest Governments: 283rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 370th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 453rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 506th in the regionMost Developed: 594th in the regionNudest: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, the Dracopolis Film Festival recently voted 'Stephian Getting Hit By Football' as best film.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Dracopolis.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, cooking with water and baking soda is considered patent infringement.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, calling out of the blue has become taboo.
  • : Stephine21 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Stephine21 was endorsed by The Kittens of Godly City.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, The Bhamas, Fooooooooo, and Godly City.

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