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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 534th Most Influential: 944th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,133rd
The United Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the Republic!
Halsten Lubbert
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Radicaster

Population2.965 billion

CapitalBalresk
LeaderHalsten Lubbert

CurrencyOsean Unit
Animalbird-of-paradise

The United Republic of Radicaster is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Halsten Lubbert with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.965 billion Radicastrians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balresk. The average income tax rate is 82.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Radicastrian economy, worth 716 trillion Osean Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 241,665 Osean Units, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The question of 'what is Halsten Lubbert's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange, Radicaster's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded, the parliament building has installed a revolving door, and election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Radicaster's national animal is the bird-of-paradise, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Radicaster is ranked 116,190th in the world and 5,824th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 37.74 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 534thMost Influential: 944thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,133rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,224thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,307thTop
5%
Largest Black Market: 2,079thHighest Average Incomes: 2,894thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,441stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,171stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,434thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,095thLargest Governments: 5,891stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,926thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,292ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,272ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,813thLowest Crime Rates: 8,179thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,416thMost Efficient Economies: 8,684thLargest Mining Sector: 8,792ndMost Avoided: 10,138thLargest Retail Industry: 10,456thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,924thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,811thMost Cultured: 12,232ndSmartest Citizens: 12,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,952ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,981stMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,674thRudest Citizens: 15,089th
Top
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionTop
5%
Most Corrupt Governments: 103rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 114th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 185th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 192nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 221st in the regionLargest Governments: 245th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 275th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 280th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 303rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 310th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 351st in the regionMost Avoided: 351st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 363rd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 397th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 487th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 500th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 572nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 573rd in the regionMost Cultured: 604th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 606th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 629th in the regionRudest Citizens: 649th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 659th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 749th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Radicaster was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Radicaster lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Radicaster voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of expression for organisations".
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, Radicaster's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded.
  • : Following new legislation in Radicaster, the question of 'what is Halsten Lubbert's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 165 » Gladio II, Siwale, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Ainsworth, Azzarel, Alice Gardens, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Yaorozu, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Wodan, Great Bights Mum, Xinchao, Buckerino, Corfad, Sunto, Mzeusia, Bayern-Straubing, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Anarchy for people, NatsukiLand, Diodone, Victoriaans Nederlands, American MapleStory, Amerian States, Kwaj, Itallitopia, Malvad, Republic of Dixie, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Agrauron, McMasterdonia, Merconitonitopia, Aningem Atron, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Xentherida, Puczovska, Sil Dorsett, Avornica, Cloydicia, Selfgradatude, New Lakemba, SillyString, Shadowrik, Prevaland, Eglise Sainte Eve, Misthas, and 115 others.Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Moubarakistan, Frances Francis the First of France, The Mazur Empire, The Kyziban Islands, Edwerlantin, British Bayonet, TerranulliuZ, Panama Coalition, Atain, Braussland, Calamazo, East Supple Lund, Omicron Persei V111, Guyomartand, Ka Ching, Mordant99, Albacria, Deerfenland, Unimaginable Doom, Q w e r t y, The Windmilluminati, Ozstan, Shibutani, Sea Ghost, Novare Res, Yukti, Neo-Philadelphia, Guslantis, General COE, Californian Redwood, New Seaview Cove, Lower Nubia, Malta Comino Gozo, Govornia, Northern Glory, Constantinolia, THX1138, Former English Colony, Unsophisticate, Koda-Land, Kylesburgh, Misuvelia, New Cataria, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Apetopia, Triekru, The FNBs, The Gamer Party, Batdaviea, Empy, Tredano, Eravonia, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Pizza Squared, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Jest Xerces, The Mace Kingdom, Quranite, Adamanty, New Trisone, Zeternia, Sundred, Liberentis, Aenglaland, Abject Ludicrosity, One hundred castles, Novo England, Sahriastan, Feurbania, Avemterra, Zokk, The United States of Romania, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, Lorigia, Waterma, Sevmenika, Kulgatha, Wisconsota, Maott, Semailand, Rochester Black, Ryori, Gooboistkoyt, Suicidistan, El Fiji Grande, I am the one who knocks, Bharathvarsh, Elvero, Infarde, German Holy Roman Empire, Kobagia, The Nikolas, Shaun, East Wushen, Aerovea, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Abrickhouse, Bapaving, Bridger-Teton, Eraver, Democritus, Great Letheras, Alsacelorrainee, Blackwood Coast, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Papika, and Amestris-Britannia.

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