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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 362ndHighest Economic Output: 419thLargest Populations: 495th
The Wysterian Arkleseizure of
Democratic Socialists
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ruperts

Population38.016 billion

CapitalStavromula Beta
LeaderPresident Zaphod Beeblebrox

CurrencyThumb
AnimalBabel Fish

The Wysterian Arkleseizure of Ruperts is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Zaphod Beeblebrox with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 38.016 billion Rupertians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stavromula Beta. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Rupertsian economy, worth an astonishing 10,635 trillion Thumbs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 279,757 Thumbs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ruperts's national animal is the Babel Fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ruperts is ranked 91,431st in the world and 73rd in Yggdrasil for Most Politically Free, scoring 67.24 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 362ndHighest Economic Output: 419thLargest Populations: 495thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 681stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 684thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 718thHighest Disposable Incomes: 779thLargest Insurance Industry: 973rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,163rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,310thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,455thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,137thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,444thHighest Average Incomes: 2,573rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,632ndSmartest Citizens: 3,387thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,463rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,015thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,017thSafest: 4,044thMost Developed: 4,230thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,716thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,779thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,694thMost Efficient Economies: 7,451stLargest Retail Industry: 7,842ndMost Cultured: 8,005thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,129thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,936thMost Influential: 11,245thTop
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Most Secular: 12,226thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,675thLowest Crime Rates: 15,515thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,553rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,953rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,099thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,630th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ruperts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Ruperts was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare".
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers.
  • : Ruperts lodged a message on the Yggdrasil Regional Message Board.
  • : Ruperts was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, terrorists who are 17th cousins with the ex-wives of half-brothers of citizens are now exempt from the immigration ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Ruperts, President Zaphod Beeblebrox is considering changing the Rupertsian flag to one with more glitter.

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