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The Realm of Vancata

“To help and aid all”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Yggdrasil

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The Realm of Vancata is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Philip with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.081 billion Vancatans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Law & Order and Healthcare are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vancata City. The average income tax rate is 33%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, and the nation's train stations are widely considered to be the ugliest in Yggdrasil. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vancata's national animal is the Sapphire Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Pinto.

Vancata is ranked 23rd in Yggdrasil and 8,383rd in the world for Most Average, scoring 1,324 on the Average Standarized Normality Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 4 hours ago: Vancata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 1%).
  • 4 hours ago: Vancata was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Average (last census: Top 1%).
  • 7 days ago: Vancata was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 10 days ago: Vancata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, the nation's train stations are widely considered to be the ugliest in Yggdrasil.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, prisoners work-share to cut down rising costs of keeping them in jail.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, tax rises are attributed to divine will.
  • 21 days ago: Following new legislation in Vancata, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.

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