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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : New Van Buren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
- : New Van Buren's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : New Van Buren's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : New Van Buren was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens and Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : New Van Buren was refounded in Lazarus.
- : New Van Buren ceased to exist in The Rejected Realms.
- : New Van Buren's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : New Van Buren relocated from Dead accounts to The Rejected Realms.
- : New Van Buren was ejected from Dead accounts by The Queen's State of Comptes Morts.
- : New Van Buren's influence in Dead accounts fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".