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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,093rd Most Income Equality: 16,023rd
The Most Serene Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Patches
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Few

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Ragged Trousers

Population1.464 billion

CapitalLead City

Currencycash
Animalcow

The Most Serene Republic of Ragged Trousers is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, devout population of 1.464 billion Ragged Trousersians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lead City. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Ragged Trousersian economy, worth 44.9 trillion cashes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 30,635 cashes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, the Ragged Trousersian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ragged Trousers's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ragged Trousers is ranked 79,744th in the world and 1st in Syndicate of Third Positionist Nations for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,552.64 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,093rdMost Income Equality: 16,023rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, the Ragged Trousersian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Ragged Trousers proposed constructing embassies between Syndicate of Third Positionist Nations and Genesis Defense Project.
  • : Ragged Trousers's influence in Syndicate of Third Positionist Nations rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Ragged Trousers was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, smoking is banned in public areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Ragged Trousers, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive.

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