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The United Socialist States of Verguile

“United we stand Divided we shall fall”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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The United Socialist States of Verguile is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Lord Lothor Hamstrings with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program. The compassionate, cynical population of 7.06 billion Verguileans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Felnoric. The average income tax rate is 96%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else, the government is buying children's books by the thousands, and police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verguile's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its currency is the Kronz.

Verguile is ranked 75th in the South Pacific and 4,361st in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 17 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 19 hours ago

  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Verguile voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Liberal Haven"".
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Verguile voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Debris Prevention".
  • 7 days ago: Verguile fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 16 days ago: Verguile was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest (last census: Top 1%).
  • 25 days ago: Verguile was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 27 days ago: Verguile fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 49 days ago: Following new legislation in Verguile, police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals.
  • 50 days ago: Verguile was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • 50 days ago: Following new legislation in Verguile, the government is buying children's books by the thousands.
  • 50 days ago: Following new legislation in Verguile, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.

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by Max Barry

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