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The E-Democracy of The Rhein States

“Nullius in Verba” Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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The Rhein States

Population10.534 billion

CapitalHeidelberg
LeaderHermann von PŁckler-Muskau
FaithAbsurdism

CurrencyRheiner Mark
AnimalAdelaar

The E-Democracy of The Rhein States is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, keen interest in outer space, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.534 billion Rhein Statesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heidelberg. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Rhein Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,913 trillion Rheiner Marks 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 276,542 Rheiner Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers, and military training in The Rhein States emphasizes the tactical advantages of stabbing backs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Rhein States's national animal is the Adelaar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Absurdism.

The Rhein States is ranked 5,316th in the world and 202nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 8,421.06 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 30thMost Efficient Economies: 64thMost Influential: 165thMost Subsidized Industry: 643rdSmartest Citizens: 676thHighest Poor Incomes: 683rdMost Developed: 692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 720thLongest Average Lifespans: 838thLargest Governments: 852ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,005thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,013thMost Pacifist: 1,019thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,098thLowest Crime Rates: 1,105thSafest: 1,160thMost Inclusive: 1,176thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,247thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,335thMost Cultured: 1,395thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,407thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,477thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,629thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,860thHealthiest Citizens: 1,960thHighest Average Incomes: 2,124thNicest Citizens: 2,241stRudest Citizens: 2,404thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,421stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,435thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,682ndHighest Economic Output: 3,507thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,678thMost Secular: 4,100thBest Weather: 4,739thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,316thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,176thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,375thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,710thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,077thLargest Retail Industry: 13,333rd
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Most Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 46th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionMost Pacifist: 62nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionSafest: 69th in the regionMost Inclusive: 73rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 74th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 74th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 112th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 124th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 131st in the regionNicest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 139th in the regionRudest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 202nd in the regionMost Secular: 211th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 245th in the regionBest Weather: 259th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 364th in the regionLargest Populations: 366th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 402nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 494th in the regionMost Politically Free: 603rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 614th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 635th in the region

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