by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 865th Most Influential: 1,275th Largest Retail Industry: 2,565th
The Principality of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We exist!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Riversedge

Population1.784 billion

CapitalRedwater
LeaderAdriaan van Oranje

Currencyducat
Animalbanana slug

The Principality of Riversedge is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Adriaan van Oranje with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.784 billion Riversedgeans 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redwater. The average income tax rate is 72.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Riversedgean economy, worth 326 trillion ducats a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 182,843 ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Concussed banana slugball players cannot remember their lineup position, Riversedge is renowned for its lax gun laws, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps, and the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Riversedge's national animal is the banana slug, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Riversedge is ranked 15,550th in the world and 680th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,519.08 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 865thMost Influential: 1,275thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,565thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,750thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,657thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,468thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,513thMost Secular: 5,661stRudest Citizens: 6,976thHighest Average Incomes: 7,398thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,355thMost Cultured: 8,402ndMost Inclusive: 9,213thLargest Governments: 9,433rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,650thMost Developed: 9,984thLowest Crime Rates: 10,321stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,386thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,505thMost Efficient Economies: 10,772ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,831stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,498thMost Average: 11,779thLargest Mining Sector: 13,226thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,442ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,452ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,550thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,596th
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Largest Retail Industry: 135th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 161st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 169th in the regionMost Average: 205th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 260th in the regionMost Secular: 298th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionRudest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Cultured: 392nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionLargest Governments: 468th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 470th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 472nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 507th in the regionMost Influential: 507th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 520th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 534th in the regionMost Inclusive: 540th in the regionMost Developed: 563rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 569th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 578th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 589th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 590th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 620th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 634th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 680th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 684th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 751st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Riversedge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Riversedge was endorsed by The Comply or Die of Kranostav.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, Riversedge is renowned for its lax gun laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, concussed banana slugball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, 3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, garden flower shows rarely smell of roses.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, it's said that Adriaan van Oranje can turn every pleasure into a chore.
  • : Following new legislation in Riversedge, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 163 » Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Pallaith, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Sinelona, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, New Bremerton, Sundred, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Shadowrik, Newpromisedland, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Valhalla123, Ethnon, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Potatolandium, Diodone, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, Omnistria, Unsophisticate, and 113 others.Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Yukti, The South Falls, Partax, Maott, The Windmilluminati, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Panama Coalition, Asgardira, Ostrolia, Pasargad, Tianqing, Buckerino, Pleroma Sans Romans, East Wushen, Cinnibar, Anna Airters, Felpolandia, Calamazo, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Plumas, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Guslantis, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Kulgatha, Misuvelia, Sea Ghost, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Bananoonza, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Rynion, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Constantinolia, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Penrith, Utopicican, Orado, Daiz, Runeda, San Xavier, Sockmanland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Cuyan, Makersaulache, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, New Lakemba, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Warcaa, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Great Robertia, Ponantine, Racoda, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Darcania, Gorundu, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Miruma, and Kranostav.

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