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The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad

“l'Union fait la force, la force fait l'union”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: belgium

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The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Farao Rambert IV with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 24.383 billion are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Education, and Public Transport. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riemstagradgrad. Income tax is unheard of. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, tourists flock from around the world to see Riemstagrad's famed 'rainbow slums', and the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Riemstagrad's national animal is the agapornis, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Heavy Metal, and its currency is the dinar.

Riemstagrad is ranked 1st in belgium and 786th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 102 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 5 hours ago: Riemstagrad was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, tourists flock from around the world to see Riemstagrad's famed 'rainbow slums'.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Free.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, Riemstagrad's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 3 days 5 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high.

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