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The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad

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

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: belgium

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The Startling Empire of Riemstagrad is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Farao Rambert IV with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 25.714 billion Riems hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded 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.

Traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. 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 4th in belgium and 2,200th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 319 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 3 hours ago: Riemstagrad lodged a message on the Belgium Regional Message Board.
  • 8 hours ago: Riemstagrad lodged a message on the Belgium Regional Message Board.
  • 1 day 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • 5 days ago: Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • 5 days ago: Riemstagrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Riemstagrad, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities.

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