The Federal Republic of Ripsylvania is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Parliament with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 906 million Ripsylvanians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breitenfeld. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Ripsylvanian economy, worth 65.6 trillion scritches a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 72,458 scritches, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Parliament's wardrobe, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, and sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ripsylvania's national animal is the Wooly Scragglemuffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
- : Ripsylvania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Parliament's wardrobe.
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, the government props up questionable pizza establishments in the name of health.
- : Ripsylvania endorsed The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
- : Ripsylvania was endorsed by The Empire of Eastern Hyront Scassen.
- : Following new legislation in Ripsylvania, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments.
- : Ripsylvania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
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