by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 577thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 628th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
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Ralph the terrier
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Population5.065 billion

CapitalRalphburg Island
LeaderRalph the terrier

Animalbig smoldog

The Republic of Ralphburg is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Ralph the terrier with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.065 billion Ralphburgers 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ralphburg Island. The average income tax rate is 68.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ralphburgian economy, worth a remarkable 1,313 trillion Dogecoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 259,347 Dogecoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Calling Ralph the terrier a tyrant is seen as the ultimate compliment, students abandon classrooms for online education, hospitals in Ralphburg are too busy serving the needs of the South Pacific to see Ralphburgers, and Ralph the terrier's online image is the very model of a modern major leader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ralphburg's national animal is the big smoldog, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Ralphburg is ranked 203,146th in the world and 9,469th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.93 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Retail Industry: 481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 577thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 628thMost Influential: 1,127thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,627thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 3,051stMost Secular: 3,222ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,437thHighest Average Incomes: 3,516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,267thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,520thLowest Crime Rates: 4,973rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,309thMost Developed: 5,421stLargest Governments: 5,765thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,936thSmartest Citizens: 6,373rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,991stRudest Citizens: 7,438thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,546thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,098thLargest Black Market: 9,002ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,577thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,868thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,019thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,169thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,521stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,683rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,792ndTop
Most Cultured: 13,709thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,406thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,703rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,196thHighest Economic Output: 15,495thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,933rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,063rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,927thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,543rdLongest Average Lifespans: 20,712th
Largest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 65th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 81st in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionMost Secular: 100th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 103rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 146th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 159th in the regionMost Developed: 164th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 207th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 218th in the regionRudest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 238th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 239th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 261st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 283rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 292nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 355th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 387th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 404th in the regionMost Cultured: 416th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 437th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 437th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 437th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 437th in the regionMost Stationary: 477th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 477th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 572nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 601st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 636th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 643rd in the regionLargest Populations: 661st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 671st in the regionNudest: 1,174th in the regionMost Pacifist: 1,254th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, Ralph the terrier's online image is the very model of a modern major leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, hospitals in Ralphburg are too busy serving the needs of the South Pacific to see Ralphburgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, students abandon classrooms for online education.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, calling Ralph the terrier a tyrant is seen as the ultimate compliment.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Ralphburg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Ralphburg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, immigrants who don't like the taste of Ralphburgian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in Ralphburg, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 242 » Beepee, Amerion, Hanguk-Nippon, Wehraboos, PenguinPies, Xandev, Bawkie, Farengeto, Abarri, Jehenna, Curlyhoward, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, Kringalia, West Pastafaria, Fasire, Darakin, Anserisa, Nowa Europa, Shefino, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Nova Montron, The Two Jerseys, The naked people, The Solar System Scope, Land Without Shrimp, Yellunstryer, Kiasu-ism, Sthalrim, Tsunamy, Pax Dracon, Bear Connors Paradiso, Dankstergrad, Drystar, Theorin, Antarctic Empires, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Centristvill, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Privatore, Rad Asia, Calistan, Aidenfieeld, Madhonia, Southern Numenor, Walloonia, RestartAll, Holy Free, and 192 others.GI-Land, Sedunn, Grianal, Blaash, A leftover country, Bleakfoot, Eastern Nyan, Rebel-topia, The Worst army of, Noire Denholm, Havenfell, Los Lonley Boys, Zaelith, Center Lisle, Doraya, Unielvan Millorvium, FreeFishers, Mona Landia, Mapico, Corgitopiaa, Dukin Donuts, Markla, Marinho Islands, Auphelia, Laamiva, South Western Korea, Ullan, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, The Northeast Mashriq, Bohenia, Dereistic, Noveos, Volaworand, Itani, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Sandaoguo, Operahouse, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Valdutz, Blondiesland, Saint Cinder, Aschenburg, Rectionk, Andinla, Indolos, Drugged Monkeys, South Caleblan, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Midand, Concrete Slab, Myness, Tepertopia, Phanama, Hyenhnam, Bod Wareenaland, Myhomecountry, Western Fardelshufflestein, Communist Darskaya Republic, Canmore, Marstella, Enlightened Australasia, Treir, United Irradiated Impact Craters, Holota, Sanden, Aoz, Menesynchro, South Blossom, Truskawkoland, Shuckle Empire, Banglazstrogaria, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Unojo, Proctethia, Eddonia, Westenhald, Uvalor, NIGHTRAY, Noimosini, Enplatia, Doundaly, New Qafedemar, Herbert Island, The Stolen Lands, Flaksis, Oxyliteral, The Island of Sorna, Freedoom, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, New Sanet, Beblahbleblo, Kiani, Independent State of Arstotzka, Danily, Anatasha, Linguiniland, Drew Durrnil, Saciu, Kricivk, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Tioloman, Yaravia, Virconea-Milatia, Malmsia, Constabul, Gonrati, Arvan Irawer, The Imperial Of Notsep, Ambirich, Immund, Cereskia 2, The Haughtherlands, Andrendia, Venezia Pacifica, Arscanesia, Transtemporal Shifts, The Woragopiria, Ostavaria, Cucutenium, Achemar, Kanatian Percocet, Stephastan, Chernaya Zvezda, Sou Avida, Eltrora, Eleuthelrium, A Place Somewhere, Makinius, Elora Nation, Erstavik, Ever Testing, Willing Mind, Donat Invadia, Great Lothian, Berusturg, Mavenu, Isovet, Ipugao, New Plant, Doge Land, Sharafi, Figlandia, Aurcania, Eastern Bahia, Bonobiana, The Kies, Flumenvallis, Esterwood, Leighester, North Pernambuco, Melayu Federation, Beanlaand, Swinlorway, Martiland, Forbidden Territories, Paganan, New American Dictatorship, Leimarite Empire, Brazilian impero2, Froshar, Auviantan Outh Islands, Saint Roberts, The republic of Konsa, Cilibia, New Crownea, Lauramerica, Prokuror, Gracca, Petea, TescoPepsi, Biwaki, Mnemnovia, Fiparna, Tyrantistica, Ariapolis01, Eggraria, Comfed, Distalkis, Kaldosky, Pentes, Antwerpen1, UGD, Max Siotto, Eae, Bistritza, Gennaretia, Veromia, Fankuwo, Shadeth, Merevane, and Lynxaion.