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Free Ravensburg

Population7.213 billion

CapitalRavensburg Richtig
LeaderAmadeus Freidrich


The Birb that goes by the name of Free Ravensburg is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Amadeus Freidrich with an even hand, and notable for its closed borders, museums and concert halls, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 7.213 billion Ravenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravensburg Richtig. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.3%.

The all-consuming Free Ravenian economy, worth 719 trillion silvans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 99,749 silvans, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 288,054 per year while the poor average 27,404, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

The nationalized auto industry is adept at making durable little cars nobody wants to drive, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, and doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Free Ravensburg's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Referencism.

Free Ravensburg is ranked 81,565th in the world and 1st in FR Puppet Dump Three Revenge of the Skip for Most Pro-Market, scoring 56.78 on the Rand Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,949thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,407thNicest Citizens: 15,414thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,108thMost Inclusive: 17,125thHighest Food Quality: 17,933rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,481stMost Cultured: 19,126thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,797thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,838thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,481stLargest Publishing Industry: 25,805th

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