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Most Authoritarian: 2,354th Nudest: 2,802nd Most Conservative: 6,376th
The Little Witch of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Devi Vytherin

Population2.833 billion



The Little Witch of Devi Vytherin is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ubiquitous missile silos, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.833 billion Deviants are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vellum. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Devi Vytherinian economy, worth 90.9 trillion crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 32,077 crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities, mollycoddled youths run the country, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and women who leak pus from infected wounds are told to suck it up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devi Vytherin's national animal is the hawkbear, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Devi Vytherin is ranked 47,351st in the world and 74th in The Black Hawks for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 73.3 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Authoritarian: 2,354thNudest: 2,802ndMost Conservative: 6,376thMost Extreme: 6,919th
Most Authoritarian: 4th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 27th in the region

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