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The E-Democracy of The Rhein States

“Nullius In Verba” Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


The Rhein States

Population12.912 billion

LeaderHermann von PŁckler-Muskau

CurrencyRheiner Mark
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The E-Democracy of The Rhein States is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 12.912 billion Rhein Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

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 4,816 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 373,055 Rheiner Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Peregrine Falcon', sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour, and refugees from other nations are flocking to The Rhein States's border. Crime is totally unknown. 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 220,093rd in the world and 9,986th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1559.36 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 33rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 57thMost Influential: 141stMost Efficient Economies: 180thRudest Citizens: 241stSmartest Citizens: 290thLargest Governments: 341stMost Scientifically Advanced: 439thMost Subsidized Industry: 445thMost Developed: 454thHighest Poor Incomes: 469thHighest Average Tax Rates: 473rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 486thMost Inclusive: 511thLongest Average Lifespans: 515thLargest Publishing Industry: 518thMost Cultured: 573rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 631stSafest: 731stLargest Agricultural Sector: 734thHealthiest Citizens: 741stMost Secular: 743rdLowest Crime Rates: 801stLargest Information Technology Sector: 848thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 868thMost Beautiful Environments: 894thHighest Average Incomes: 974thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,154thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,221stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,273rdNicest Citizens: 1,474thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,721stHighest Economic Output: 1,978thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,206thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,488thMost Pacifist: 2,693rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,696thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,935thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,501stBest Weather: 4,729thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,125thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,589thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,247thLargest Retail Industry: 8,326thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,903rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 16,239thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,791stLargest Populations: 19,107thMost Politically Free: 20,551stMost Stationary: 22,037th
Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 59th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 98th in the regionNicest Citizens: 99th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 115th in the regionMost Pacifist: 155th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 170th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 180th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 231st in the regionBest Weather: 278th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 317th in the regionLargest Populations: 354th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 379th in the regionMost Politically Free: 387th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 423rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 593rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 633rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 944th in the region

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