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Ripsylvania

Population2.141 billion

CapitalBreitenfeld
LeaderPrime Minister Gustavus

Currencyscritch
AnimalWooly Scragglemuffin

The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Gustavus with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.141 billion Ripsylvanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 85.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ripsylvanian economy, worth 237 trillion scritches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 111,058 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, the justice of Ripsylvania is considered superior to that of other nations, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. Crime is totally unknown. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ripsylvania is ranked 225,263rd in the world and 7,820th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -10.1 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,160thMost Influential: 1,421stTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,593rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,847thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,282ndMost Inclusive: 6,782ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,786thNicest Citizens: 7,175thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,891stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,923rdMost Secular: 10,431stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,528thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,195thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,308thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,527thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,692ndSmartest Citizens: 11,808thTop
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Safest: 12,102ndMost Beautiful Environments: 12,647thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,868thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,564thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,459thBest Weather: 15,666thLargest Governments: 16,067thHealthiest Citizens: 16,077thMost Developed: 16,885thMost Cultured: 17,656thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,991stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,085thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,285th
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Most Influential: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 71st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 80th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 155th in the regionMost Inclusive: 219th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 224th in the regionNicest Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 246th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 291st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 297th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 321st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 333rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 338th in the regionMost Secular: 342nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 356th in the regionSafest: 377th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 397th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 402nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 408th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 442nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 445th in the regionLargest Governments: 456th in the regionMost Cultured: 476th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 480th in the regionBest Weather: 485th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 488th in the regionMost Developed: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 566th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 796th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 815th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 825th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ripsylvania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the justice of Ripsylvania is considered superior to that of other nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Ripsylvania endorsed The People's Republic of Halaethaed Commune.
  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The People's Republic of Halaethaed Commune.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Ripsylvania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 181 » Evrigenis, Zukchiva, H-Zhena, VW53Aland, Brotherland, Marrabuk, Asendavia, East Malaysia, Talitoa, The Solar Ottomans, Freedomindia, Todd McCloud, Elejamie, HinduRashtr, Wiranath, Unger under over, Kucia, Lyontisia, North Insomnia, Headpat Central, Davinhia, Lanagon, The Empire of Rijelv, A Slanted Black Stripe, Nifalembria Zamingstan, La xinga, Wizardonia, Trimmania, Goodnamesarerare, Ridann, Abtracnt, The Almighty Country, Rainbow Vests, The United States of Indy, Adioration, ReReReRepublic, The Death Syndicate, Grossvietnam, New Liberitad, Pizza devil cat, Lundenia, Trulu, Tretrid, Tshana, Interdimensional Waifus, Enlil, Rhealaliit, Kilkire, Federated States of Zootron, Axdel, and 131 others.Republic of Berzerkistan, Dragons Blood, Amjedia, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Lingu, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, Kangarawa, Euricanis, Roliganistan, Firenation91, Drunken Seal Islands, United China Nation, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Socialist Holy American Empire, Bai Lung, ReeK, Dragonia, Kriov, Adavan, The Militarius Imperium, Sansangra, Slys Paws, CopyCato, Dreamersistan, Generousity, FreedomIand, Barfleur, Biggstonia, Chria Deau, Luisagna, Enou, Fellon, New Bradenia Ghost, Imperial Akatsuki, The Eternal Land of Jong, Squid Ruinosa, Iodinia, Impia Aghte, Taurora, Wanabe, Monteconstance, Azureano, Aeljae, Propwash, Bakaworld, Zang0, Bullpups, Greater New Cassandra, BuciLand, Cameronia Excellentia, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, Icelandic Imperium, Bytes, Dratava, Slonful, Arouran, Kublam, Tantia, Pekweng, Joundia, Werglum, Riveraland, Moewland, Airrajul, Sovietsoyuz, Technocraticofgivus, Nurmani, Khadah, France Occidentale, Khvetsch, Lurolona, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Roissyland, Janoobi Jazair, Mays Austrian Nation, Mahatakutana, Bharatewa, Distro-Spartica, A mean old man, Santa Dystopia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Survivoristan, Fuflix workers union, La Isla Nueva, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, Sen Jast, New Leganes, BearStackof2015, Horn of Havenkaap, ArenaC, Cellar Doors, Gunov, Forro Islands, Coruh, New Bobby, Markhor, Oofery, Skaivania, Centrical Union, Acronis, Nevertopia, Wallenburg, South Azerbijan, Lanwa, EHTYCSCYTHE, Tassirion, Debluu, Claniangdow, CheeseBurrito, From New World, Yelkinam, Dravida India, Vogar, Hellod Immury, Aeoliah, Hogwarts of muggles, Insi Karai, THE V0ID, JosheNation, Lorrana, Eastern Alksearia, Modra, Cakitalim, Blobbo, North Bernia, Jove Mahmo, Technocratic Tagalog, and Halaethaed Commune.

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