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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 926th Most Influential: 1,654th Most Secular: 1,758th
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Riversedge

Population1.06 billion

CapitalRedwater
LeaderAdriaan van Oranje

Currencyducat
Animalbanana slug

The Principality of Riversedge is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Adriaan van Oranje with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-working population of 1.06 billion Riversedgeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redwater. The average income tax rate is 64.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Riversedgean economy, worth 142 trillion ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 134,579 ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

For 25 ducats tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, and corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riversedge's national animal is the banana slug, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Riversedge is ranked 10,227th in the world and 505th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 54.76 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 926thMost Influential: 1,654thTop
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Most Secular: 1,758thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,315thLargest Retail Industry: 6,989thRudest Citizens: 7,707thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,152ndTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,284thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,227thMost Efficient Economies: 11,522ndMost Inclusive: 12,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,107thMost Developed: 13,244thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,414thMost Cultured: 14,504thSmartest Citizens: 14,845thHealthiest Citizens: 15,236thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,420thHighest Average Incomes: 16,566th
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Most Secular: 83rd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 213th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 327th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 352nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 391st in the regionRudest Citizens: 408th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 505th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 611th in the regionMost Average: 645th in the regionMost Influential: 657th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 676th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 710th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 716th in the regionMost Inclusive: 727th in the regionMost Cultured: 737th in the regionMost Developed: 771st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 793rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 801st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 808th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 813th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 882nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 897th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Riversedge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, for 25 ducats tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, punitive tariffs protect local industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, foreign powers often deal with problems that Riversedge can't handle.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, state-sanctioned torture is okay so long as there's no icky blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, police are trained in using their steel-capped boots as a tool of law enforcement.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 163 » Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Shigonia, Pallaith, Siwale, ISOP, Shin-Hachioji, Sinelona, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, PlanetPunk, Bayern-Straubing, Kwaj, The United States of Romania, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Snoodum, New Bremerton, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Sundred, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Shadowrik, Newpromisedland, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, Sanjurika, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Sakaryata, Votak Matim, Valhalla123, Ethnon, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, and 113 others.Potatolandium, Diodone, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, Omnistria, Ka Ching, Unsophisticate, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Yukti, The South Falls, Partax, Maott, The Windmilluminati, General COE, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Panama Coalition, Asgardira, Ostrolia, Pasargad, Tianqing, Buckerino, Pleroma Sans Romans, East Wushen, Cinnibar, Erwo Stal, Castle Federation, Anna Airters, Felpolandia, COCONUT-CITY, Calamazo, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Plumas, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Suicidistan, Justanistan, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, Q w e r t y, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, Kirostan, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, VarDrade, Trillius, Kulgatha, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Sea Ghost, Unimaginable Doom, National Goats, Ejhsa, Chinese Japanese And Koreans, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Coprianus, Lomjia, Bananoonza, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Rynion, Elder Realms, The Black Cathedral, and Antityranicals.

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