The Hipster Republic of
Anarchy
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Regional Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

Overview Factbook People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The Hipster Republic of Rhine Ruhr is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Jeffery with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 8.769 billion Rhinians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Spirituality and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Düsseldorf. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Rhine Ruhrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,265 trillion Rhinian guilders a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 144,349 Rhinian guilders, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 869,999 per year while the poor average 10,772, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, and the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Rhine Ruhr's national animal is the Bulbasaur, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Rhine Ruhr is ranked 139th in European Union and 130,857th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -186 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 days ago

  • 3 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 6 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked #1 in the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 5%).
  • 16 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • 16 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
  • 18 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 18 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 25 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 28 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • 32 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 35 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.

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