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The Grand Duchy of Rivienland

“Providence Prevails”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Forest

Regional Influence: Squire


The Grand Duchy of Rivienland is a massive, genial nation, ruled by the Grand Duke of Rivienland with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, fear of technology, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 4.205 billion Rivienlanders 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hindeveen. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Rivienlandian economy, worth 301 trillion Rivenlander guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,723 Rivenlander guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', the monarchy has adopted absolute primogeniture, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, and one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rivienland's national animal is the Rivienlander yellow warbler, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Rivienland is ranked 220,756th in the world and 396th in Forest for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -15.81 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Devout: 2,378thMost Primitive: 2,508thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,850thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,128thMost Influential: 4,762ndMost Cultured: 5,575thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,263rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,677thBest Weather: 8,329thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,919thMost Pacifist: 10,881stTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,369thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,580thNicest Citizens: 14,194thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,055thLowest Crime Rates: 16,886th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionTop
Most Average: 24th in the regionMost Primitive: 28th in the region

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