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The Republic of Raffleston

“Strength Through Compliance”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Location: Lands End

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Republic of Raffleston is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Sir Thomas Wilson with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.743 billion Rafflestonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stamford City. The average income tax rate is 60.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Rafflestonian economy, worth 278 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 159,564 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, citizens wishing to leave the country must surrender half their wealth to the government, and Calvinball training often involves digging escape tunnels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raffleston's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Raffleston is ranked 16,069th in the world and 45th in Lands End for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.9 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Influential: 3,611thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,800thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,705thMost Developed: 12,653rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,070thLowest Crime Rates: 13,514thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,742ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,823rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,038thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,983rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,999thHealthiest Citizens: 15,328thMost Cultured: 15,411thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,600thMost Efficient Economies: 16,069thLargest Governments: 18,212thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,294thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,776thSmartest Citizens: 18,903rdHighest Food Quality: 18,944thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,376thLargest Retail Industry: 19,538thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,379thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,554thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,287thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,717thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,801stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,467thSafest: 23,541stMost Patriotic: 23,998thHighest Disposable Incomes: 24,505thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,415thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,936th
Nudest: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 26th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 59 » Deims Kir, Ruwan Islands, Antarctican Immagrants, Bonnie Blue Republic, Biggonian Megaist Empire, TESDAI, Nadal Mobianordia, Lippeland, Authoritism, Hazbin demons, South-Central Rhodesia, Arstotskiano, Chocolatistan, Altnia, Friedmanica, Nordhpadhan, Feet people, Neo URSS, Peacockastan, FrendLEEistan, George-Harian, The Co-Prosperity-Sphere, Artevenia, 3 Islands Of The East Pacific, Disnk, Jizue Isles, Mabufudyne, Stutzist, Khezite Mandali, Ansoku, Kathricore, Tarradal, Hansa Federation, Pyatingrad, Singhapala Bisaya, Canasius, Earthern Alliance, Ofrus, New Tussia, The Federation of Spokane, Dolplandia, Schabinur, J Class, Sacara, Yemeria, Allor II, Hollip, Nova Trento, Pantsville, Roughst, and 9 others.Tillaania, SinLandia666, Dwebsatiania, New Slovakastan, Micalandia, New Trussia, Sonderbourg, Normianm Empire, and Nighter.