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The Vanishing States of Ribbedebie

“Gone in a second”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Vlaanderen

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Vanishing States of Ribbedebie is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gill Gone with an even hand, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, zero percent divorce rate, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 21.682 billion Ribbedebieans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ribbedebia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.5%.

The powerhouse Ribbedebiean economy, worth a remarkable 1,868 trillion Gones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 86,166 Gones, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

International tensions are high as Ribbedebie threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, and a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ribbedebie's national animal is the roadrunner, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Vanishing.

Ribbedebie is ranked 49,733rd in the world and 70th in Vlaanderen for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,740.81 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Stationary: 1,840thTop
Most Influential: 8,203rdLargest Populations: 8,365thHighest Economic Output: 10,562ndMost Armed: 11,423rdTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,711thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,745thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,592nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the region

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