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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,178th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,423rd Largest Welfare Programs: 2,463rd
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Cald Vonbed

Population2.534 billion

LeaderPresident Durant

Animalghost tiger

The Community of Cald Vonbed is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Durant with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 2.534 billion Cald Vonbedians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sawara. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The powerhouse Cald Vonbedian economy, worth 252 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 99,598 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned, glamping Cald Vonbedians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, and the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cald Vonbed's national animal is the ghost tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Cald Vonbed is ranked 50,513th in the world and 2,824th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Economic Output, with 252 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,178thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,423rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,463rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,502ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,517thNicest Citizens: 2,647thMost Secular: 2,791stBest Weather: 2,846thMost Pacifist: 3,282ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,480thSafest: 3,873rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,157thMost Inclusive: 4,229thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,729thHealthiest Citizens: 4,842ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,897thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,091stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,125thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,230thLowest Crime Rates: 6,047thMost Influential: 6,724thMost Income Equality: 7,019thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,339thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,980thLargest Governments: 8,804thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,907thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,848thSmartest Citizens: 11,500th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 51st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 59th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 70th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Pacifist: 79th in the regionMost Secular: 83rd in the regionSafest: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 99th in the regionMost Inclusive: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 109th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 125th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 128th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 129th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 136th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 153rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 182nd in the regionLargest Governments: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 252nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 263rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 270th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 337th in the regionMost Developed: 386th in the regionMost Cultured: 420th in the regionMost Stationary: 473rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 476th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 479th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cald Vonbed was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, glamping Cald Vonbedians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned.
  • : Cald Vonbed endorsed The Commonwealth of Kyo's Sons of Toerana.
  • : Cald Vonbed endorsed The Dead Stars of Marilyn Manson Freaks.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, going on a diet invalidates your passport.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Following new legislation in Cald Vonbed, torture is illegal.


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