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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 209th
The Machiavellian State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Shut up and have a beer!
John Kaiser
Influence
Eminence Grise
Minister of Economics/Vice Minister of Defense
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Gothic Vandelia

Population5.202 billion

CapitalDeep13
LeaderJohn Kaiser
FaithNorse

CurrencyRand
AnimalRaven

The Machiavellian State of Gothic Vandelia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by John Kaiser with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.202 billion Gothic Vandelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deep13. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Gothic Vandelian economy, worth a remarkable 2,647 trillion Rand a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 508,942 Rand, with the richest citizens earning 9.3 times as much as the poorest.

Military spending is on the increase, the tenet of free speech is held dear, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gothic Vandelia's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Norse.

Gothic Vandelia is ranked 497th in the world and 2nd in Novus Lucidum for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 20,102.58 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 209thHighest Average Incomes: 271stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 294thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 297thRudest Citizens: 317thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 325thLargest Agricultural Sector: 394thMost Scientifically Advanced: 435thMost Subsidized Industry: 439thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 497thMost Armed: 540thMost Valuable International Artwork: 584thMost Efficient Economies: 596thLargest Black Market: 618thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,211thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,272ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,347thSmartest Citizens: 1,560thLargest Governments: 1,602ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,129thMost Developed: 2,525thLargest Mining Sector: 2,534thMost Secular: 2,920thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,228thMost Influential: 3,296thMost Cultured: 4,293rdHighest Economic Output: 5,001stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,455thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,232ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,748thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,944thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,317thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,535thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,549thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,594thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,425thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,771st
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the region

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