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The E-Democracy of The Rhein States

“Nullius In Verba” Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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The Rhein States

Population12.503 billion

CapitalHeidelberg
LeaderHermann von PŁckler-Muskau
FaithAbsurdism

CurrencyRheiner Mark
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The E-Democracy of The Rhein States is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.503 billion Rhein Statesians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Rhein Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,476 trillion Rheiner Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 357,997 Rheiner Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fate of the world literally rests on Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau's fingers, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper, and major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day. 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 Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Absurdism.

The Rhein States is ranked 198,507th in the world and 9,295th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -13.3 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 36thMost Valuable International Artwork: 62ndMost Influential: 134thMost Efficient Economies: 215thHighest Poor Incomes: 283rdSmartest Citizens: 314thLargest Governments: 375thMost Subsidized Industry: 459thMost Scientifically Advanced: 502ndMost Developed: 506thHighest Average Tax Rates: 520thLargest Publishing Industry: 558thLongest Average Lifespans: 575thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 600thMost Inclusive: 620thMost Cultured: 661stRudest Citizens: 682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 683rdSafest: 715thLowest Crime Rates: 800thHealthiest Citizens: 875thLargest Information Technology Sector: 969thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,009thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,041stMost Secular: 1,081stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,086thHighest Average Incomes: 1,099thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,144thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,297thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,435thNicest Citizens: 1,584thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,605thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,171stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,275thMost Pacifist: 2,442ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,791stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,983rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,586thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,596thBest Weather: 5,755thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,316thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,557thLargest Retail Industry: 9,306thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,977thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,257thTop
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Most Politically Free: 16,527thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,546thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,337thLargest Populations: 19,382nd
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Most Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 34th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 46th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 49th in the regionMost Secular: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionNicest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 109th in the regionMost Pacifist: 151st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 172nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 210th in the regionBest Weather: 319th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 324th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 330th in the regionMost Politically Free: 330th in the regionLargest Populations: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 376th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 454th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 554th in the regionMost Stationary: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 636th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 744th in the regionNudest: 801st in the region

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