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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 36thMost Valuable International Artwork: 63rdMost Influential: 133rd
The E-Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nullius In Verba
Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Rhein States

Population12.484 billion

CapitalHeidelberg
LeaderHermann von PŁckler-Muskau
FaithAbsurdism

CurrencyRheiner Mark
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The E-Democracy of The Rhein States is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.484 billion Rhein Statesians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heidelberg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Rhein Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,457 trillion Rheiner Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 357,075 Rheiner Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, there's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and Hermann von PŁckler-Muskau panders to nontraditional families. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Rhein States's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Absurdism.

The Rhein States is ranked 174,180th in the world and 8,002nd in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -70.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 36thMost Valuable International Artwork: 63rdMost Influential: 133rdMost Efficient Economies: 211thHighest Poor Incomes: 283rdSmartest Citizens: 313thLargest Governments: 375thMost Subsidized Industry: 458thMost Scientifically Advanced: 505thMost Developed: 508thHighest Average Tax Rates: 520thLargest Publishing Industry: 552ndLongest Average Lifespans: 582ndMost Inclusive: 613thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 613thMost Cultured: 662ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 689thRudest Citizens: 689thSafest: 715thLowest Crime Rates: 801stHealthiest Citizens: 883rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 959thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,019thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,030thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,073rdMost Secular: 1,089thHighest Average Incomes: 1,113thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,157thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,292ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,434thNicest Citizens: 1,596thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,611thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,175thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,270thMost Pacifist: 2,294thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,791stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,483rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,570thBest Weather: 6,081stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,486thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,570thLargest Retail Industry: 9,377thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,954thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,146thTop
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Most Politically Free: 16,518thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,549thLargest Populations: 19,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,936th
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Most Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 34th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionMost Secular: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 88th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 103rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 108th in the regionMost Pacifist: 141st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 161st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 206th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 321st in the regionBest Weather: 334th in the regionMost Politically Free: 341st in the regionLargest Populations: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 363rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 372nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 410th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 468th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 556th in the regionMost Stationary: 605th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 669th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 777th in the regionNudest: 806th in the region

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