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The Over-Dressed Word Slingers of Vash Stampede

“Shoot with your Mind, Kill with your Heart”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Catlandatopia

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The Over-Dressed Word Slingers of Vash Stampede is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles. The compassionate, hard-working population of 16.429 billion Vash Stampedeans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40%. A small private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

Gun ownership is compulsory, the government seizes all major gold finds, citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities, and small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vash Stampede's national animal is the Dizla, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Kryll.

Vash Stampede is ranked 5th in Catlandatopia and 46,472nd in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 76 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 53 days ago: Vash Stampede was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 121 days ago: Vash Stampede fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • 163 days ago: Vash Stampede was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured.
  • 265 days ago: Vash Stampede was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 year 29 days ago: Vash Stampede fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • 1 year 59 days ago: Vash Stampede was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 year 63 days ago: Vash Stampede was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
  • 1 year 103 days ago: Vash Stampede relocated from Balder to Catlandatopia.
  • 1 year 103 days ago: Vash Stampede altered its national flag.
  • 1 year 103 days ago: Vash Stampede altered its national flag.

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by Max Barry

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