The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Regional Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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The Free Land of Vastuk is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 6.917 billion Vastukians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vastuk City. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The powerhouse Vastukian economy, worth 712 trillion Tiny Eagles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry. Average income is an impressive 103,009 Tiny Eagles, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

All tariffs have been abolished, retired racing Snails are served truffles for breakfast, artists are pillars of society, and suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vastuk's national animal is the Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Vastuk is ranked 1st in Brasil Potencia and 140,197th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with -98 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Vastuk was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • 26 days ago: Vastuk fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 27 days ago: Vastuk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 41 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns.
  • 45 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, artists are pillars of society.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, retired racing Snails are served truffles for breakfast.
  • 47 days ago: Vastuk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • 47 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, all tariffs have been abolished.
  • 48 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • 49 days ago: Following new legislation in Vastuk, child adoption by homosexual couples has been outlawed.

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