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Grand Rheinland

Population7.356 billion

CapitalNew Berlin
LeaderChancellor Ridward
FaithColonial Religion

AnimalGrand Bird

The Empire of Grand Rheinland is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Ridward with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, vat-grown people, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 7.356 billion Rheinlandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Berlin. The average income tax rate is 86.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Grand Rheinlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,222 trillion Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,221 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, the latest superhero movie features a caped Grand Bird with adamantium claws, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, and stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grand Rheinland's national animal is the Grand Bird, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Colonial Religion.

Grand Rheinland is ranked 5,809th in the world and 165th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 92.88 on the Human Development Index.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,854thMost Cultured: 5,167thMost Influential: 5,339thMost Developed: 5,809thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,832ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,946thMost Efficient Economies: 5,974thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,957thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,024thSmartest Citizens: 7,174thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,216thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,331stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,883rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,126thHealthiest Citizens: 8,193rdLargest Governments: 8,414thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,688thBest Weather: 9,654thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,738thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,153rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,346thLowest Crime Rates: 10,376thMost Secular: 10,663rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,465thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,713thHighest Economic Output: 13,502ndSafest: 15,471stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,097thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,153rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,471st
Most Scientifically Advanced: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 127th in the regionMost Cultured: 134th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 163rd in the regionMost Developed: 165th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionLargest Governments: 203rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 203rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 206th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 208th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 210th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 228th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 230th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 237th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 275th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 280th in the regionBest Weather: 289th in the regionLargest Populations: 299th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 339th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 353rd in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionMost Secular: 383rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 450th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 471st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 496th in the regionSafest: 549th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 564th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 594th in the regionRudest Citizens: 754th in the regionMost Stationary: 766th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 817th in the region

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