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Republia is a relatively small land-locked country bordered by Antegria, Kolechia, Impor, and the United Federation.


On day 5, news of a wanted criminal prompts the Ministry of Admission to enable the option to detain entrants at the border. Said criminal Vince Lestrade appears at the Grestin checkpoint. If Vince is approved or detained, the newspaper will note his status in Arstotzka; if he is denied, he will be arrested in Kolechia.

Other locations in Republia[]

  • Cherrywood
  • Central Chem

Scripted entrants from Republia[]

In The Republia Times[]

Though not much information is given about Republia in Papers, Please, the country is also featured in The Republia Times, another game created by Lucas Pope. Republia, despite being land-locked in Papers, Please, fields a large navy and has natural disasters taking place along its coastline in The Republia Times, indicating that the game may take place in the same universe, but several years after or before the events depicted in Papers, Please. While it is also possible that the events in The Republia Times are set before Papers, Please, it is worth noticing that in The Republia Times, the internet is a widespread phenomenon, while it was not still the the case by 1982, the year Papers, Please takes place, reinforcing that the game is most likely set after the events of the game.

It is explained that Republia was recently at war with Antegria. The two countries are locked in a Cold War-style rivalry, and similarly to Papers, Please, mysterious rebels will try to persuade the player to help them. If successful, the rebels, led by their leader Kurstov, take over Republia and change its name to Democria.

The news articles mention the following people and details about Republian culture:

  • Republia's film industry is known as Cherrywood.
  • Republia has a kayaking team that fleed to Antegria.
  • Republia has a fashion designer known as Crevy Crevy that also defects to Antegria.
  • A band named HugginBoyz admits to not have sung on any albums and barely being able to dance.
  • Superstars Chad and Jenlyn, that first get hitched, then have a Cherrywood wedding, and then get divorced, and both claim infidelity.
  • A weightlifting champion Lekshou apparently retires due to a crippling injury.
  • A TV star named Aprelica claims her butt is not fat but rather just fine.
  • A tennis star Restojiu is said to have won the seminal brackets.
  • A movie called Mumpit Mush, based on a children's book of the same name.
  • The full title of the leader of Republia is The Great and Honorable Leader and he was given a medal called The Lifetime Of Glory medal.
  • Cherrywood is a city - where Republia's film industry which is mentioned. Based on Hollywood, a real life city famous for its films.
  • Central Chem is also mentioned in The Republia Times, with terrorist bombings.