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Largest Publishing Industry: 53rdMost Rebellious Youth: 116thHighest Crime Rates: 150th
The Syndicalist Union of
Left-Leaning College State
For a better tomorrow
Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population25.44 billion

CapitalCongress City
LeaderChairman of the Congress Philip Balfour

CurrencyPeople's Econa

The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.44 billion Ragnarians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Congress City. The average income tax rate is 38.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ragnarian economy, worth a remarkable 7,400 trillion People's Econas 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 290,905 People's Econas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-People's Econa treacle machine, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and glamping Ragnarians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ragnaria's national animal is the Akraklia, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ragnaria is ranked 214,849th in the world and 232nd in The Internationale for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.23 kickbacks per hour.

Largest Publishing Industry: 53rdMost Rebellious Youth: 116thHighest Crime Rates: 150thMost Armed: 179thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 257thMost Cheerful Citizens: 261stLargest Information Technology Sector: 275thSmartest Citizens: 411thMost Secular: 475thLeast Corrupt Governments: 487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 552ndNicest Citizens: 828thHealthiest Citizens: 859thHighest Economic Output: 1,000thHighest Food Quality: 1,141stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,186thMost Patriotic: 1,301stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,306thMost Inclusive: 1,310thLargest Black Market: 1,319thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,369thMost Cultured: 1,947thMost Developed: 2,056thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,090thTop
Best Weather: 2,280thHighest Average Incomes: 2,311thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,369thLargest Populations: 4,223rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,766thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,503rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,418thMost Influential: 10,424thTop
Nudest: 11,238thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,636thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,676thLargest Governments: 14,720thLargest Gambling Industry: 17,894thMost Efficient Economies: 20,078thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,433rd
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ragnaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Volcanic Activity Convention".
  • : Ragnaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "On Interregional Recruitment".
  • : Ragnaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Recognition of the General Assembly".
  • : Ragnaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Advancement of Anti-Fascist Action".
  • : Ragnaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Conscientious objection to abortion".
  • : Ragnaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Salvage Laws"".
  • : Ragnaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Imkiville".
  • : Ragnaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Ragnaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ban on Conversion Therapy"".
  • : Ragnaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.


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