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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,672ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,894thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,866th
The Chorus Line of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come visit our famed resorts, casinos and cabarets
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Rigel 2

Population2.96 billion

CapitalSandapam
LeaderRobert Klymyshyn

CurrencyGold-pressed Latinum Strip
AnimalWing-Slug

The Chorus Line of Rigel 2 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Robert Klymyshyn with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.96 billion Rigelians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sandapam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rigelian economy, worth 331 trillion Gold-pressed Latinum Strips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 112,099 Gold-pressed Latinum Strips, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 393,328 per year while the poor average 23,175, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Rigel 2's national animal is the Wing-Slug, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rigel 2 is ranked 170,621st in the world and 148th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Devout, with 10.88 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,672ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,894thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,866thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,425thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,597thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,830thTop
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Most Pacifist: 14,723rdNicest Citizens: 17,052ndHighest Drug Use: 20,208thBest Weather: 20,428thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,917thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,929thMost Developed: 22,724th
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the regionMost Average: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 20th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rigel 2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, prisoners have been known to host cooking and home décor television shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, child labor has been outlawed.
  • : Rigel 2 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, ticket touts are blamed for the downfall of communism.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Rigel 2, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.

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