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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,607thMost Influential: 1,932ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,780th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Population2.47 billion

CapitalRausch City
LeaderJohn Rauschenberger


The Democratic Republic of Rushenberg is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by John Rauschenberger with an even hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 2.47 billion Rushenbergs 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rausch City. The average income tax rate is 85.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Rushenbergian economy, worth 377 trillion pounds a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,877 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

A firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, copyright laws have been abolished, major boxing matches are held in government buildings, and reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rushenberg's national animal is the pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Rushenberg is ranked 217,545th in the world and 273rd in Thaecia for Most Primitive, scoring -314.65 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,607thMost Influential: 1,932ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,780thMost Pacifist: 3,503rdMost Inclusive: 3,806thHighest Food Quality: 3,960thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,131stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,261stBest Weather: 4,415thNicest Citizens: 4,587thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,690thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,031stMost Cultured: 5,736thMost Developed: 6,495thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,929thSafest: 6,994thSmartest Citizens: 7,226thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,478thLowest Crime Rates: 7,750thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,925thHealthiest Citizens: 7,976thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,036thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,250thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,321stRudest Citizens: 8,970thMost Efficient Economies: 9,059thLargest Governments: 9,061stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,458thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,975thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,079thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,230thHighest Average Incomes: 13,698thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,590thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,697th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionMost Average: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rushenberg was endorsed by The Commonwealth of 4yeye.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, major boxing matches are held in government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, copyright laws have been abolished.
  • : Rushenberg was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, it takes at least three to tango.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Rushenberg, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.


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