The Republic of Rapina is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.87 billion Rapinans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 57.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but inefficient Rapinan economy, worth 66.5 trillion Kroons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 35,544 Kroons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rapina's national animal is the Barn Swallow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Rapina's influence in Arc Aile rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Rapina's influence in Arc Aile rose from "Zero" to "Page".
- : Rapina was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
- : Rapina relocated from United Alliances to Arc Aile.
- : Rapina relocated from Lazarus to United Alliances.
- : Rapina altered its national flag.
- : Rapina was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Rapina ceased to exist.
- : Rapina was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative.
- : Rapina was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.