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Most Primitive: 4,097thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,998thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,753rd
The Oppressed Peoples of
Democratic Socialists
Those who endure are free
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Ripuaria-Limburg

Population381 million

CurrencyRipuarian guilder
Animalkingfisher

The Oppressed Peoples of Ripuaria-Limburg is a huge, safe nation, notable for its lack of airports, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 381 million Ripuaria-Limburgians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Ripuaria-Limburgian economy, worth 14.7 trillion Ripuarian guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining. Average income is 38,573 Ripuarian guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, army gunpowder stores are being commandeered to make pretty fireworks and sparklers, mountains of VHS tapes of police actions are stacking up in the National Library, and the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep. Crime is totally unknown. Ripuaria-Limburg's national animal is the kingfisher, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ripuaria-Limburg is ranked 198,369th in the world and 428th in The Internationale for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -6.32 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Primitive: 4,097thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,998thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,753rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,856thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,582ndMost Pacifist: 11,891stBest Weather: 12,031stNicest Citizens: 12,542ndMost Income Equality: 13,518thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,605thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,750thMost Inclusive: 15,963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,246thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,865thMost Cultured: 20,208th
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ripuaria-Limburg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep.
  • : Ripuaria-Limburg was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, mountains of VHS tapes of police actions are stacking up in the National Library.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, army gunpowder stores are being commandeered to make pretty fireworks and sparklers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Ripuaria-Limburg was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Ripuaria-Limburg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripuaria-Limburg, Ripuaria-Limburg has designated Ripuaria-Limburg City as its capital city.

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