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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,770thLargest Retail Industry: 4,674thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,970th
The Chorus Line of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Come visit our famed resorts, casinos and cabarets
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Rigel 2

Population2.218 billion

CapitalSandapam
LeaderRobert Klymyshyn

CurrencyGold-pressed Latinum Strip
AnimalWing-Slug

The Chorus Line of Rigel 2 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Robert Klymyshyn with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, digital currency, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.218 billion Rigelians 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 Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sandapam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The all-consuming Rigelian economy, worth 241 trillion Gold-pressed Latinum Strips 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 108,953 Gold-pressed Latinum Strips, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 342,207 per year while the poor average 26,560, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

More and more people are signing up for the government party, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Rigel 2, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, and graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail. Crime is totally unknown. Rigel 2's national animal is the Wing-Slug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rigel 2 is ranked 162,477th in the world and 180th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Authoritarian, with 439.04 milliStalins.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,770thLargest Retail Industry: 4,674thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,970thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,394thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,312thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,615thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,904thMost Pacifist: 14,510thNicest Citizens: 17,140thBest Weather: 19,380thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,151stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,292nd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Average: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Rigel 2.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, more and more people are signing up for the government party.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Rigel 2.
  • : Rigel 2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Rigel 2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • : Rigel 2 was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".

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