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Rivello

Population7.433 billion

CapitalRavel
LeaderGrand Prince Ren
FaithReality

CurrencyPrinzip
AnimalCrimson Gyrfalcon

The Principality of Rivello is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Prince Ren with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 7.433 billion Rivelloans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravel. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rivelloan economy, worth a remarkable 1,081 trillion Prinzips a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 145,433 Prinzips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Major cities run on potato batteries, tax avoidance is a serious affair, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, and new homeowners go furniture hunting with crowbars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rivello's national animal is the Crimson Gyrfalcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reality.

Rivello is ranked 5,011th in the world and 163rd in the West Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 35 valid endorsements.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,045thSmartest Citizens: 11,438thBest Weather: 12,096thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,302ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,906thHighest Average Incomes: 15,490thMost Stationary: 15,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,111thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,223rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,410thHighest Economic Output: 17,535thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,380thMost Authoritarian: 20,633rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,950th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 85th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 96th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 96th in the regionMost Devout: 97th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Cultured: 130th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 133rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 163rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 166th in the regionMost Influential: 167th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 168th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 169th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 169th in the regionLargest Governments: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 171st in the regionMost Developed: 182nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 185th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 205th in the regionMost Stationary: 221st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 222nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 227th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 247th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 257th in the regionBest Weather: 289th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 293rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 314th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 326th in the regionLargest Populations: 334th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 337th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 360th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 377th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 479th in the region

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