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Most Primitive: 1,256thMost Devout: 1,683rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,521st
The Grand Duchy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Providence Prevails
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
All-Consuming
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Rivienland

Population5.781 billion

CapitalHindeveen
LeaderGrand Duke Willem the Fourteenth
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyRivenlander guilder
AnimalRivienlander yellow warbler

The Grand Duchy of Rivienland is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and triple-decker prams. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 5.781 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, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hindeveen. The average income tax rate is 69.7%.

The all-consuming Rivienlandian economy, worth 345 trillion Rivenlander guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,690 Rivenlander guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year, foreign musicians that Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth dislikes are turned away at the border, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, and getting a blood transfusion from a Rivienlander entitles a foreigner to citizenship. 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 193,753rd in the world and 283rd in Forest for Most Armed, with 0.2 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Primitive: 1,256thMost Devout: 1,683rdTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,521stMost Influential: 3,981stMost Cultured: 4,632ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,849thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,047thBest Weather: 6,892ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,829thHighest Food Quality: 10,120thTop
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Most Pacifist: 11,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,566thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,855thNicest Citizens: 16,807thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,525thLowest Crime Rates: 21,879thMost Average: 22,614th
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Most Average: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, getting a blood transfusion from a Rivienlander entitles a foreigner to citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, foreign musicians that Grand Duke Willem the Fourteenth dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, the government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year.
  • : Rivienland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, immigrants who don't like the taste of Rivienlandian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Rivienland, the nation is known as the cheapskates of Forest.

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