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Largest Black Market: 504thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 563rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 835th
The Ancient Uberstani Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Founded: Friday 13, June, 2008
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ridann

Population27.771 billion

CapitalUltrapolis
Leaderthe Grand Protector
Faitha blend of state backed philosophies

CurrencyLucre
AnimalTerrestrial Raptor

The Ancient Uberstani Republic of Ridann is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Grand Protector with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.771 billion Uberstani 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ultrapolis. The average income tax rate is 58.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Uberstani economy, worth a remarkable 7,927 trillion Lucres a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 285,465 Lucres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Ridann isn't what it used to be, the nation is wading into dangerous waters, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A the Grand Protector For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of the Grand Protector's supporters, and the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from the Grand Protector's rear echelons. 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 214,245th in the world and 6,790th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -31.62 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 504thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 563rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 835thHighest Economic Output: 874thMost Influential: 975thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,086thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,385thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,414thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,321stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,404thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,433rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,443rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,531stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,981stLargest Populations: 3,303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,522ndBest Weather: 3,612thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,200thMost Efficient Economies: 4,265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,764thSmartest Citizens: 4,879thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,881stLowest Crime Rates: 4,918thMost Cultured: 5,436thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,925thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,809thHighest Food Quality: 7,846thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,105thHealthiest Citizens: 8,887thMost Stationary: 9,307thLargest Governments: 9,354thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,917thTop
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Most Secular: 11,583rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,313thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,745thMost Developed: 15,561stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,612th
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Largest Black Market: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 57th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 91st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 114th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 118th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Stationary: 134th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionMost Cultured: 144th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 153rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 196th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 204th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 216th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 236th in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 390th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 440th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 444th in the regionMost Developed: 476th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 503rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 645th in the regionRudest Citizens: 658th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 662nd in the region

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