|Leader||Prime Minister Gustavus|
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.
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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