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Most Efficient Economies: 538th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 800th Largest Black Market: 806th
The Uberstani Grand Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Established: Friday, June 13, 2008
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ridann

Population20.07 billion

CapitalCardinal
LeaderProtector Henry Fortuna
Faitha blend of state backed philosophies

CurrencyRepublic Credit
AnimalTerrestrial Raptor

The Uberstani Grand Republic of Ridann is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Protector Henry Fortuna with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, prohibition of alcohol, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.07 billion Uberstani are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cardinal. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Uberstani economy, worth a remarkable 5,035 trillion Republic Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 250,919 Republic Credits, with the richest citizens earning 7.5 times as much as the poorest.

Top-shelf magazines feature risqué centrefold spreads of ladies' wrists, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace, and shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ridann's national animal is the Terrestrial Raptor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a blend of state backed philosophies.

Ridann is ranked 34,623rd in the world and 1,417th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 4,336.01 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 538thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 800thLargest Black Market: 806thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 930thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,080thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,105thHighest Economic Output: 1,109thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,620thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,280thHighest Average Incomes: 2,398thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,541stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,625thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,775thMost Influential: 2,984thMost Developed: 3,080thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,095thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,849thLargest Populations: 3,916thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,027thMost Secular: 4,724thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,817thLowest Crime Rates: 4,845thBest Weather: 5,091stSmartest Citizens: 5,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,857thMost Cultured: 6,179thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,489thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,301stTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,788thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,121stLargest Governments: 10,682ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,982ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,616thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,438th
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Most Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionMost Influential: 99th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 109th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionBest Weather: 129th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 165th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 177th in the regionMost Secular: 179th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 216th in the regionLargest Governments: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 331st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 389th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 440th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 485th in the region

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