|Leader||Adriaan van Oranje|
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.
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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