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The Republic of Stephine21

“Your Country, Your Choice”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder



Population20.588 billion

FaithAll are welcome


The Republic of Stephine21 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Steph with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 20.588 billion Stephians 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 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. The average income tax rate is 28.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stephian economy, worth a remarkable 5,336 trillion Serns 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 Retail industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 259,190 Serns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens hear a diversity of opinions from a range of billionaire-owned corporations, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, and citizens are expected to be armed at all times. Crime is totally unknown. 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 1,676th in the world and 70th in Balder for Rudest Citizens, with 243.02 Insults Per Minute.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 238thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 248thMost Cultured: 329thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 510thLargest Retail Industry: 579thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 817thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 900thLargest Publishing Industry: 909thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,102ndMost Inclusive: 1,109thMost Efficient Economies: 1,113thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,131stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,195thMost Devout: 1,386thHighest Economic Output: 1,656thRudest Citizens: 1,676thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,960thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,331stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,520thFattest Citizens: 2,586thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,944thHighest Average Incomes: 3,047thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,155thMost Armed: 4,304thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,323rdSmartest Citizens: 4,631stLargest Governments: 5,517thLargest Populations: 6,109thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,082ndMost Developed: 8,641stMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,592ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,688thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,151stMost Influential: 11,479thMost Stationary: 13,122ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,783rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,117thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,138thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,015thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,169thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,169thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,537th
Most Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 68th in the regionRudest Citizens: 70th in the regionNicest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 75th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 85th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Stationary: 111th in the regionLargest Populations: 126th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 134th in the regionFattest Citizens: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 173rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 199th in the regionMost Armed: 208th in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 342nd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 420th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 492nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 581st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 642nd in the regionNudest: 702nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 729th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, citizens are expected to be armed at all times.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Stephine21 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, citizens hear a diversity of opinions from a range of billionaire-owned corporations.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Stephine21, senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance.
  • : Stephine21 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Stephine21 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, The Bhamas, Fooooooooo, Godly City, and Peoples Republic of GG.

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