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The Bijna Perfecte Kopie of Riemstagrad II

“L'union fait la force, la force fait l'union”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Nederland

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Bijna Perfecte Kopie of Riemstagrad II is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 29.742 billion Riemstagrad IIians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Social Policy. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Riemstagrad IIian economy, worth a remarkable 2,965 trillion BEFS a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 99,693 BEFS, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 368,481 per year while the poor average 19,012, a ratio of 19.4 to 1.

Insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways, an IT mega-corporation has a patent pending on the rectangle, replacement organs are grown in vats, and only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Riemstagrad II's national animal is the Agapornis, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Heavy Metal.

Riemstagrad II is ranked 16,076th in the world and 44th in Nederland for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.89 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,187thHighest Crime Rates: 2,110thTop
Largest Populations: 3,162ndMost Avoided: 3,498thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,902ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,257thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,369thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,144thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,611thHighest Economic Output: 5,763rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,438thLargest Black Market: 7,272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,230thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,904thSmartest Citizens: 12,063rdMost Armed: 12,599thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,158thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,406thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,907thMost Efficient Economies: 16,076thNicest Citizens: 19,074thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,191stMost Developed: 23,983rdLargest Publishing Industry: 24,090thMost Politically Free: 25,105th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the region

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