by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,944th Most Advanced Public Transport: 6,258th Largest Welfare Programs: 8,063rd
The Community of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hindsight is 20/20
Abra Labrador
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.107 billion

LeaderAbra Labrador

AnimalCream Buffalo

The Community of Riestenben is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Abra Labrador with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The democratic population of 4.107 billion Riestenbenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bizisi. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Riestenbenian economy, worth 395 trillion Brownieses a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,326 Brownieses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, and rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riestenben's national animal is the Cream Buffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Riestenben is ranked 20,539th in the world and 1,080th in Osiris for Healthiest Citizens, with 8.7 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Most Influential: 3,944thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,258thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,063rdTop
Most Secular: 9,497thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,994thNudest: 12,424thMost Pacifist: 12,555thBest Weather: 13,667thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,346thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,674thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,697thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,921stMost Inclusive: 16,237th
Most Influential: 24th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 393rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 403rd in the regionMost Secular: 410th in the regionNudest: 509th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riestenben was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Riestenben was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Riestenben was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Riestenben's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Riestenben's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Riestenben's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Riestenben applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Riestenben was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Riestenben ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Riestenben was endorsed by Avgrunden.


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