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Most Influential: 5,361stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,757thNicest Citizens: 6,970th
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President Joseph Joestar
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New Rapids

Population1.792 billion

CapitalSoutiens
LeaderPresident Joseph Joestar
FaithRadiformulum

Currencyrook
Animalstriped parrot

The Really Epic Democracy of New Rapids is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Joseph Joestar with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 1.792 billion Rapidians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soutiens. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rapidian economy, worth 200 trillion rooks a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 111,934 rooks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign powers often deal with problems that New Rapids can't handle, for 25 rooks tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, teenagers sit around on their butts all day, and traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Rapids's national animal is the striped parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Radiformulum.

New Rapids is ranked 127,077th in the world and 189th in Karma for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.66 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,822ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,796thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,327thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,784thMost Efficient Economies: 14,307thMost Developed: 14,330thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,847thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,016thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,123rdHighest Drug Use: 16,097thLargest Governments: 16,156thLowest Crime Rates: 16,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,643rdSafest: 17,772ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,817th
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Most Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Average: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29th in the region

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