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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 561stLargest Retail Industry: 638thMost Efficient Economies: 783rd
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Riversedge

Population3.465 billion

CapitalRedwater
LeaderAdriaan van Oranje

Currencyducat
Animalbanana slug

The Principality of Riversedge is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Adriaan van Oranje with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.465 billion Riversedgeans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redwater. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Riversedgean economy, worth 998 trillion ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 288,260 ducats, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 983,907 per year while the poor average 62,145, a ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-ducat charge on their phone bill, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go, and citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing. Crime is totally unknown. Riversedge's national animal is the banana slug, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Riversedge is ranked 8,853rd in the world and 498th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.45 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 561stLargest Retail Industry: 638thMost Efficient Economies: 783rdMost Influential: 829thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,309thRudest Citizens: 1,793rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,802ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,865thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,074thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,229thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,299thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,449thMost Avoided: 3,152ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,477thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,689thMost Developed: 3,709thSmartest Citizens: 3,710thLargest Mining Sector: 3,970thLargest Governments: 4,147thMost Cultured: 4,400thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,452ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,484thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,063rdMost Inclusive: 5,268thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,461stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,542ndLargest Black Market: 5,840thLowest Crime Rates: 6,541stMost Secular: 6,962ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,258thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,853rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,041stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,313thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,345thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,224thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,799thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,410thHealthiest Citizens: 14,034thHighest Economic Output: 16,785thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,839thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,993rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 83rd in the regionMost Avoided: 93rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 108th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 116th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 138th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 164th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 177th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 196th in the regionMost Developed: 204th in the regionLargest Governments: 211th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 220th in the regionLargest Black Market: 226th in the regionMost Cultured: 227th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 252nd in the regionMost Influential: 305th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 318th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 320th in the regionMost Inclusive: 323rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 324th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 359th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 372nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 372nd in the regionMost Secular: 382nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 498th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 519th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 523rd in the regionNudest: 684th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 685th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 702nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 717th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 791st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 804th in the regionMost Stationary: 805th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 837th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 847th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 853rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,025th in the region

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