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Most Devout: 3,265thLargest Black Market: 3,418thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,700th
The Lazarene Citizen of
Father Knows Best State
The world is ours for the taking
Emperor Kamreon Dragargon
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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New Vedan

Population6.635 billion

CapitalGuana City
LeaderEmperor Kamreon Dragargon
FaithLucernism

CurrencyEdensia
Animalrockbiter

The Lazarene Citizen of New Vedan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Kamreon Dragargon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.635 billion vedanians 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 prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guana City. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Vedanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,229 trillion Edensias 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an impressive 185,294 Edensias, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Lobster tastes best when it is red, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom, and even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Vedan's national animal is the rockbiter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lucernism.

New Vedan is ranked 16,222nd in the world and 673rd in Lazarus for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 15.87 Bank.

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Most Devout: 3,265thLargest Black Market: 3,418thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,700thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,818thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,623rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,220thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,197thHighest Average Incomes: 8,182ndTop
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Most Influential: 12,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,487thHighest Economic Output: 14,528thLargest Mining Sector: 15,206thLargest Governments: 15,416thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,681stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,918thMost Developed: 17,001stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,422ndLargest Welfare Programs: 17,692ndMost Cultured: 17,883rdMost Subsidized Industry: 18,194thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,657thMost Efficient Economies: 22,981stHighest Drug Use: 24,051st
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Largest Black Market: 170th in the regionMost Devout: 182nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 214th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 290th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 303rd in the regionMost Influential: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 366th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 394th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 421st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 506th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 673rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 724th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 726th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 828th in the region

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