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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29thMost Valuable International Artwork: 64thMost Influential: 139th
The E-Democracy of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Nullius In Verba
Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Rhein States

Population12.685 billion

CapitalHeidelberg
LeaderHermann von PŁckler-Muskau
FaithAbsurdism

CurrencyRheiner Mark
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The E-Democracy of The Rhein States is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.685 billion Rhein Statesians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heidelberg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Rhein Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,632 trillion Rheiner Marks 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 365,218 Rheiner Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Rhein States's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Heidelberg Times is sold out, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, and children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Rhein States's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Absurdism.

The Rhein States is ranked 207,382nd in the world and 9,102nd in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.3 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29thMost Valuable International Artwork: 64thMost Influential: 139thMost Efficient Economies: 196thSmartest Citizens: 296thRudest Citizens: 324thLargest Governments: 360thHighest Poor Incomes: 419thMost Subsidized Industry: 448thMost Developed: 472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 482ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 504thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 516thLargest Publishing Industry: 532ndLongest Average Lifespans: 541stMost Inclusive: 564thMost Cultured: 616thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 646thSafest: 686thHealthiest Citizens: 796thLowest Crime Rates: 800thMost Secular: 821stLargest Agricultural Sector: 873rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 877thMost Beautiful Environments: 929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 933rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,043rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,164thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,232ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,332ndNicest Citizens: 1,511thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,755thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,082ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,220thMost Pacifist: 2,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,464thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,873rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,908thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,534thBest Weather: 5,123rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,868thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,209thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,735thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,768thLargest Retail Industry: 8,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,091stTop
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Most Politically Free: 15,911thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,958thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,387thLargest Populations: 19,306th
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Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 33rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 54th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 87th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 104th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 107th in the regionMost Pacifist: 142nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 167th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 184th in the regionMost Politically Free: 255th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 257th in the regionBest Weather: 293rd in the regionLargest Populations: 358th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 366th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 369th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 389th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 407th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 416th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 549th in the regionMost Stationary: 584th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 664th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 702nd in the region

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