by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 761stMost Influential: 1,872ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,148th
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Ad meliora
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population877 million


AnimalWooly Scragglemuffin

The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Parliament with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 877 million Ripsylvanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ripsylvanian economy, worth 60.8 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 69,364 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Ripsylvanians any less frightened, and octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ripsylvania is ranked 181,281st in the world and 6,858th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -77 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 761stMost Influential: 1,872ndTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,148thMost Secular: 3,847thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,309thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,672ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,478thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 11,618thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,524thMost Inclusive: 13,123rdNicest Citizens: 13,329thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,518thMost Income Equality: 15,802ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,811thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,322ndSafest: 16,788thBest Weather: 18,086thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,408thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,588th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 96th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 110th in the regionMost Secular: 124th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 137th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 143rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 261st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 281st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 405th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 415th in the regionNicest Citizens: 436th in the regionNudest: 454th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 455th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 464th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 522nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 573rd in the regionBest Weather: 583rd in the regionSafest: 600th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 648th in the regionMost Cultured: 651st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 654th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 661st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 710th in the regionLargest Governments: 722nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 756th in the regionMost Income Equality: 796th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 817th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Ripsylvanians any less frightened.
  • : Ripsylvania was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, life expectancies inside correctional facilities vastly exceed the national average.
  • : Ripsylvania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Ripsylvania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The Empire of Vishwa.
  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of La Isla Nueva.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 219 » Evrigenis, Zukchiva, H-Zhena, VW53Aland, Brotherland, Marrabuk, Asendavia, Stellar Colonies, East Malaysia, Talitoa, The Solar Ottomans, Freedomindia, Todd McCloud, ArenaC, Elejamie, HinduRashtr, The New Wisconsin Empire, Wiranath, Unger under over, Kucia, Lyontisia, North Insomnia, Arkantis, Headpat Central, Kevduxia, Davinhia, Eagas, Lanagon, The Empire of Rijelv, A Slanted Black Stripe, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Modra, La xinga, Wizardonia, Trimmania, Goodnamesarerare, Ridann, Abtracnt, The Almighty Country, Rainbow Vests, The Earth Systems Alliance, Liberstankonia, The United States of Indy, Hentaigoku, Adioration, ReReReRepublic, The Death Syndicate, Loutsinia, Grossvietnam, New Liberitad, and 169 others.Pizza devil cat, GatorPi, Lundenia, Trulu, Wallenburg, Tretrid, Tshana, Interdimensional Waifus, New Sat Nixiis, Swiftwhiskers, Adolanta, Enlil, Rhealaliit, Kilkire, Federated States of Zootron, Sycona, Kazukiyama, Tuvaltastan, Axdel, Republic of Berzerkistan, Dragons Blood, Libertanny, Amjedia, Schrebia, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Tholder Etehal, Abethia, Lingu, Antserso, Chubaka, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, The United Neo American Union, Someseni, CheeseBurrito, Kangarawa, Euricanis, Roliganistan, Firenation91, Drunken Seal Islands, United China Nation, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Socialist Holy American Empire, Endertopias, Bai Lung, Dark Edgyness, ReeK, Dragonia, Acronis, Kriov, Adavan, The Militarius Imperium, Sansangra, Slys Paws, CopyCato, Dreamersistan, Generousity, FreedomIand, Barfleur, Biggstonia, Chria Deau, Luisagna, Enou, VernKhalla, Fellon, Amabilis, New Bradenia Ghost, Imperial Akatsuki, Belora Gyles, Under Sea Desert, Morrowine, The Eternal Land of Jong, Squid Ruinosa, Iodinia, Impia Aghte, Taurora, Wanabe, Monteconstance, Layngderfleethe, Constructbegin, Azureano, Aeljae, Martonica, Propwash, Bakaworld, Zang0, Bullpups, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Greater New Cassandra, Chols Worithopia, BuciLand, Qui sequuntur somnia, Cameronia Excellentia, Kario and Nix, The Three States of Fortuna, Coruh, Broengtopia, Worthless Miracles, Lostwill, Staynes, Raunch, New South Hope, God in the world, Waldenes, Quinto Piano, Icelandic Imperium, The State of McDonalds, Bytes, Blobbo, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Dratava, Slonful, Arouran, Jyzeria, St Guilders Gate, Kublam, Tantia, Pekweng, Joundia, Werglum, Dracacre, Riveraland, Moewland, Airrajul, Citergue, Akorial, Sovietsoyuz, Sokala, Technocraticofgivus, Nurmani, Khadah, Washingtonian Order, Equatannia, France Occidentale, Khvetsch, Lurolona, Yossito II, Dolielmarth, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Norport, Roissyland, Rage Mage, Janoobi Jazair, Rohanland, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Technocratic Tagalog, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Tseriesiscoming, Mahatakutana, Ska Hydorordia, Bharatewa, Filipopol, Distro-Spartica, Flench, A mean old man, Rythawelerzi, Nevertopia, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Survivoristan, Chriona, The Great Imperial States of America, Fuflix workers union, Refuge Isle, Qampele, La Isla Nueva, and Vishwa.

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