by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,412thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,792ndNicest Citizens: 18,532nd
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Building from the ashes, one step at a time.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Van Buren

Population1.203 billion

CapitalVan Buren

CurrencyO-Nella Rubel

The Commonwealth of New Van Buren is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its daily referendums, avant-garde cinema, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.203 billion Burenians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Van Buren. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.5%.

The powerhouse Burenian economy, worth 107 trillion O-Nella Rubels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 89,369 O-Nella Rubels, with the richest citizens earning 6.1 times as much as the poorest.

People talk about things being better when men were men, major internet servers have acquired citizenship, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, and the New Van Buren Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Van Buren's national animal is the Cardinal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Van Buren is ranked 176,415th in the world and 6,451st in Lazarus for Most Extreme, scoring 8.22 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,412thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 12,792ndNicest Citizens: 18,532ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,118thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,402nd
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 534th in the region

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