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The Principality of Vesicatrus

“Everybody else can go to hell!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: bonvanasmith

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The Principality of Vesicatrus is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Prince Sarı Gözləri with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.315 billion Vesicatrusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and the Environment. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hakluyt. The average income tax rate is 98%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Tourism.

Reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors, a government program is underway to revitalize Vesicatrus's beaches, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Vesicatrus after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vesicatrus's national animal is the woodchuck, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Seicho-no-Ie, and its currency is the salta.

Vesicatrus is ranked 61st in bonvanasmith and 42,520th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.499 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 23 hours ago

  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Vesicatrus after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, a government program is underway to revitalize Vesicatrus's beaches.
  • 4 days ago: Vesicatrus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 6 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, army rations are served on silver platters.
  • 26 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 27 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.

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