by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,336thMost Devout: 1,417thMost Primitive: 1,499th
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
May God bless Rivienland, and All Forest.
Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Rivienland

Population7.425 billion

CapitalHindeveen
LeaderGrand Duke Willem the Fourteenth
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyRivenlander guilder
AnimalRivienlander yellow warbler

The Grand Duchy of Rivienland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and lack of airports. The compassionate, devout population of 7.425 billion Rivienlanders 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hindeveen. The average income tax rate is 77.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rivienlandian economy, worth 576 trillion Rivenlander guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 77,662 Rivenlander guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII', and foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rivienland's national animal is the Rivienlander yellow warbler, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Rivienland is ranked 76,521st in the world and 217th in Forest for Most Income Equality, scoring 48.45 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Top
1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,336thMost Devout: 1,417thMost Primitive: 1,499thTop
5%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,520thMost Influential: 3,758thMost Cultured: 3,922ndBest Weather: 4,040thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,046thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,221stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,715thHighest Food Quality: 7,726thNicest Citizens: 8,369thMost Pacifist: 8,376thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,501stTop
10%
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,424thMost Developed: 16,825thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,705thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,713thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,172ndLongest Average Lifespans: 22,402ndSafest: 23,302ndMost Efficient Economies: 24,546thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,620thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,513th
Top
5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionTop
10%
Most Primitive: 22nd in the regionMost Average: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, burning yourself alive is not okay but starving and whipping yourself is fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, farmers can be spotted driving gold-plated tractors.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, the dartboard at the Rivienlandian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth's face.

More...

Report