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Most Primitive: 1,661stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,256thMost Devout: 2,459th
The Harmonisch Groothertogdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Providence Prevails
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Rivienland

Population3.777 billion

CapitalHindeveen
LeaderHGDH Willem-Christoffel the Fourth
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyRivenlander guilder
AnimalRivienlander yellow warbler

The Harmonisch Groothertogdom of Rivienland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by HGDH Willem-Christoffel the Fourth with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, avowedly heterosexual populace, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.777 billion Rivienlanders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hindeveen. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.1%.

The all-consuming Rivienlandian economy, worth 254 trillion Rivenlander guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 67,259 Rivenlander guilders, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

Parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come, politicians suffer insomnia after a former small-town mayor released her searing bestseller 'Deboning Political Turkeys: Primed for Minister', and the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rivienland's national animal is the Rivienlander yellow warbler, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Rivienland is ranked 190,096th in the world and 324th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.85 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Primitive: 1,661stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,256thMost Devout: 2,459thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,995thMost Influential: 5,143rdMost Cultured: 5,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,953rdBest Weather: 7,606thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,961stTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,344thMost Pacifist: 15,659thNicest Citizens: 16,473rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,773rd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, politicians suffer insomnia after a former small-town mayor released her searing bestseller 'Deboning Political Turkeys: Primed for Minister'.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Rivienland resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Rivienland was endorsed by The Empire of Camden Forest.
  • : Rivienland was endorsed by The Holy Gold of McClandia Doge 2.
  • : Rivienland was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The Young Ur.

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