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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 129th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 155th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 367th
The Norse federation of
Father Knows Best State
Peace through trade, diplomacy and superior firepower
John Kaiser
Influence
Eminence Grise
Minister of Economics/Vice Minister of Defense
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Gothic Vandelia

Population3.658 billion

CapitalDeep13
LeaderJohn Kaiser
FaithNorse

CurrencyRand
AnimalCrow

The Norse federation of Gothic Vandelia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by John Kaiser with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.658 billion Gothic Vandelians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry and Education 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. The average income tax rate is 80.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Gothic Vandelian economy, worth a remarkable 1,608 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 an amazing 439,659 Rand, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Much of Gothic Vandelia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework, and nude art is becoming wildly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gothic Vandelia's national animal is the Crow, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Norse.

Gothic Vandelia is ranked 60,173rd in the world and 29th in Novus Lucidum for Most Pro-Market, scoring 52 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 129thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 155thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 367thHighest Average Incomes: 399thLargest Information Technology Sector: 455thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 553rdMost Subsidized Industry: 567thHighest Poor Incomes: 573rdLargest Black Market: 669thMost Scientifically Advanced: 695thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 993rdMost Corrupt Governments: 996thLargest Retail Industry: 1,012thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,632ndTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,771stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,409thLargest Governments: 2,620thSmartest Citizens: 2,621stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,773rdRudest Citizens: 3,038thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,188thMost Armed: 3,454thFattest Citizens: 3,802ndMost Influential: 4,245thMost Secular: 4,314thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,576thMost Cultured: 6,118thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,612thLowest Crime Rates: 7,872ndMost Developed: 8,100thHighest Economic Output: 8,223rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8,519thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,998thMost Efficient Economies: 9,167thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,760thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,259thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,842nd
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the region

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