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Ripsylvania

Population2.103 billion

CapitalBreitenfeld
LeaderPrime Minister Gustavus

Currencyscritch
AnimalWooly Scragglemuffin

The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Gustavus with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.103 billion Ripsylvanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ripsylvanian economy, worth 228 trillion scritches 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 108,601 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars. Crime is totally unknown. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ripsylvania is ranked 8,145th in the world and 247th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 11,907.16 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,119thMost Influential: 1,408thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,649thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,953rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,273rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,736thMost Inclusive: 6,875thNicest Citizens: 7,147thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,145thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,420thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,519thMost Secular: 10,448thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,037thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,100thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,862ndSafest: 11,870thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,979thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,173rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,225thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,696thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,867thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,731stBest Weather: 15,346thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,057thHealthiest Citizens: 16,061stLargest Governments: 16,449thMost Cultured: 17,653rdMost Developed: 17,825thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,474thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,322ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,353rd
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Most Influential: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 82nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 140th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 166th in the regionMost Inclusive: 224th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 227th in the regionNicest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 247th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 276th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 325th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 336th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 339th in the regionMost Secular: 347th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 362nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 363rd in the regionSafest: 375th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 408th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 447th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 452nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 468th in the regionLargest Governments: 471st in the regionMost Cultured: 480th in the regionBest Weather: 494th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 497th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 503rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 533rd in the regionMost Developed: 556th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 562nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 800th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 812th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 869th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Ripsylvania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the well-to-do in The East Pacific are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Ripsylvania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Most Cheerful Citizens.

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