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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,505thMost Influential: 1,640thMost Pacifist: 3,822nd
The Blessed Transmatriarchy of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Socialisme, gynarchie, sororité
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Riveraland

Population5.179 billion

CapitalLesbos
LeaderQueen Elena IV
FaithTrans-Sophianism

Currencypetal
Animalcat

The Blessed Transmatriarchy of Riveraland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Elena IV with an even hand, and remarkable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.179 billion Riverans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lesbos. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Riveran economy, worth 413 trillion petals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 79,865 petals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, the Riveraland Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riveraland's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Trans-Sophianism.

Riveraland is ranked 19,545th in the world and 621st in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 74,253.1 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,505thMost Influential: 1,640thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,822ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,318thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,762ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,142ndNicest Citizens: 5,316thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,553rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,037thMost Inclusive: 6,519thSafest: 6,672ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,738thBest Weather: 6,863rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,437thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,215thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,908thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,273rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,177thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,485thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,986thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,268thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 11,576thMost Income Equality: 12,051stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,071stHighest Drug Use: 14,942ndSmartest Citizens: 15,041stLargest Governments: 15,249thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,025thLowest Crime Rates: 18,169thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,545thMost Stationary: 20,194thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,284th
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Most Influential: 63rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 139th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 140th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 150th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 161st in the regionNicest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 176th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 192nd in the regionBest Weather: 214th in the regionSafest: 217th in the regionMost Inclusive: 219th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 232nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 255th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 273rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 274th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 296th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 303rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308th in the regionMost Stationary: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 351st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 356th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 393rd in the regionLargest Governments: 413th in the regionLargest Populations: 438th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 446th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 542nd in the regionNudest: 586th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 605th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 621st in the regionMost Income Equality: 724th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 735th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 801st in the regionMost Cultured: 801st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 899th in the region

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