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The Hipster Republic of Rhine Ruhr

“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: European Union

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The Hipster Republic of Rhine Ruhr is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Jeffery with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.687 billion Rhine Ruhrians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals concentrates mainly on Defence, although Education and Healthcare are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Düsseldorf. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining industries.

Employers may fire workers without giving any reason, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, and the richest citizens live in sheltered private citadels. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Rhine Ruhr's national animal is the Bulbasaur, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Rhinian guilder.

Rhine Ruhr is ranked 11th in European Union and 5,899th in the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 80 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 10 hours ago: Rhine Ruhr fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • 5 days ago: Rhine Ruhr fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 27 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 43 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fattest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 49 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
  • 54 days ago: Rhine Ruhr fell out of the world Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.
  • 54 days ago: Rhine Ruhr fell out of the regional Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.
  • 75 days ago: Rhine Ruhr fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • 79 days ago: Rhine Ruhr was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
  • 80 days ago: Rhine Ruhr lodged a message on the European Union Regional Message Board.

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