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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 844thMost Influential: 1,799thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,272nd
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Ripsylvania

Population913 million

CapitalBreitenfeld
LeaderParliament

Currencyscritch
AnimalWooly Scragglemuffin

The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Parliament with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 913 million Ripsylvanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Ripsylvanian economy, worth 66.5 trillion scritches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 72,814 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery, and white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ripsylvania is ranked 152,175th in the world and 5,827th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -4.9 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 844thMost Influential: 1,799thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,272ndMost Secular: 3,853rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,336thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,691stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 11,640thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,095thMost Inclusive: 12,822ndNicest Citizens: 12,876thSafest: 14,021stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,636thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,411thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,442ndBest Weather: 18,079thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,361stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,138thHealthiest Citizens: 20,465thMost Income Equality: 20,495th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 93rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 119th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 125th in the regionMost Secular: 125th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 135th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 174th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 265th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 395th in the regionMost Inclusive: 401st in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 420th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 439th in the regionNudest: 446th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 455th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionSafest: 478th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 521st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 557th in the regionBest Weather: 577th in the regionMost Cultured: 600th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 633rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 635th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 638th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 676th in the regionLargest Governments: 714th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 739th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 788th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The United Federation of Coruh.
  • : Ripsylvania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The Pax Stellarum of Stellar Colonies.
  • : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Nevertopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Ripsylvania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Parliament's wardrobe.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 203 » Evrigenis, Zukchiva, H-Zhena, VW53Aland, Brotherland, Marrabuk, Asendavia, East Malaysia, Talitoa, The Solar Ottomans, Freedomindia, Todd McCloud, Elejamie, HinduRashtr, The New Wisconsin Empire, Wiranath, Unger under over, Kucia, Lyontisia, North Insomnia, Headpat Central, Kevduxia, Davinhia, Eagas, Lanagon, The Empire of Rijelv, A Slanted Black Stripe, Nifalembria Zamingstan, La xinga, Wizardonia, Trimmania, Goodnamesarerare, Ridann, Abtracnt, The Almighty Country, Rainbow Vests, The Earth Systems Alliance, Liberstankonia, The United States of Indy, Hentaigoku, Adioration, ReReReRepublic, The Death Syndicate, Loutsinia, Grossvietnam, New Liberitad, Pizza devil cat, GatorPi, Lundenia, Trulu, and 153 others.Tretrid, Tshana, Interdimensional Waifus, New Sat Nixiis, Swiftwhiskers, Adolanta, Enlil, Rhealaliit, Kilkire, Federated States of Zootron, Kazukiyama, Tuvaltastan, Axdel, Republic of Berzerkistan, Dragons Blood, Libertanny, Amjedia, Schrebia, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Tholder Etehal, Abethia, Lingu, Antserso, Chubaka, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, The United Neo American Union, Someseni, Kangarawa, Euricanis, Roliganistan, Firenation91, Drunken Seal Islands, United China Nation, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Socialist Holy American Empire, Endertopias, Bai Lung, Dark Edgyness, ReeK, Dragonia, Kriov, Adavan, The Militarius Imperium, Sansangra, Slys Paws, CopyCato, Dreamersistan, Generousity, FreedomIand, Barfleur, Biggstonia, Chria Deau, Luisagna, Enou, VernKhalla, Fellon, Amabilis, New Bradenia Ghost, Imperial Akatsuki, Belora Gyles, Under Sea Desert, Morrowine, The Eternal Land of Jong, Squid Ruinosa, Iodinia, Impia Aghte, Taurora, Wanabe, Monteconstance, Constructbegin, Azureano, Aeljae, Martonica, Propwash, Bakaworld, Zang0, Bullpups, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Greater New Cassandra, Chols Worithopia, BuciLand, Cameronia Excellentia, Kario and Nix, The Three States of Fortuna, Broengtopia, Worthless Miracles, Lostwill, Staynes, Raunch, New South Hope, God in the world, Waldenes, Quinto Piano, Icelandic Imperium, The State of McDonalds, Bytes, Blobbo, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Dratava, Slonful, Arouran, Jyzeria, St Guilders Gate, Kublam, Tantia, Pekweng, Joundia, Werglum, Dracacre, Riveraland, Moewland, Airrajul, Citergue, Akorial, Sovietsoyuz, Technocraticofgivus, Nurmani, Khadah, Equatannia, France Occidentale, Khvetsch, Lurolona, Yossito II, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Norport, Roissyland, Rage Mage, Janoobi Jazair, Rohanland, Mays Austrian Nation, Nigon, Tseriesiscoming, Mahatakutana, Bharatewa, Filipopol, Distro-Spartica, Flench, A mean old man, Rythawelerzi, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Kagorg Bra Corna, Survivoristan, Chriona, Fuflix workers union, Qampele, La Isla Nueva, Vishwa, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Nevertopia, Stellar Colonies, and Coruh.

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