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Most Influential: 901stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,082ndRudest Citizens: 4,669th
The Riverside Kingdom of
Left-Leaning College State
You'll never walk alone
Queen Margaret II and PM Eleanor Cohen
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Rivierenland

Population3.402 billion

CapitalUtrecht
LeaderQueen Margaret II and PM Eleanor Cohen
FaithSecularism

CurrencyGuilder
AnimalSwan

The Riverside Kingdom of Rivierenland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Queen Margaret II and PM Eleanor Cohen with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working population of 3.402 billion Rivierenlanders enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utrecht. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Rivierenlander economy, worth 446 trillion Guilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 131,345 Guilders, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Members of ethnic minorities are more often called "boy" or "girl" than by their actual names, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants, and the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Rivierenland's national animal is the Swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

Rivierenland is ranked 180,623rd in the world and 104th in South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -6.16 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 901stTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,082ndRudest Citizens: 4,669thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,518thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,973rdMost Secular: 7,859thMost Inclusive: 8,016thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,901stMost Developed: 9,932ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,078thSmartest Citizens: 12,072ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,208thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,632ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,298thHighest Average Incomes: 18,354thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,461stNicest Citizens: 20,019th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the region

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