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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, genial nation, ruled by Prince Sarı Gözləri with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.492 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.

A government program is underway to revitalize Vesicatrus's beaches, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Vesicatrus after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, and foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle. 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 8th in bonvanasmith and 4,516th in the world for Largest Defense Forces, with 224 Unexploded Ordnance per Square Mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 7 days ago

  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 27 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 29 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 10%).
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Vesicatrus after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government.
  • 32 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, a government program is underway to revitalize Vesicatrus's beaches.
  • 34 days ago: Vesicatrus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 36 days ago: Vesicatrus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 40 days ago: Following new legislation in Vesicatrus, reporters often lose their jobs over fact-checking errors.

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