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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,575thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,864th
The Pataphysical Mothman of
Left-Leaning College State
Taking seriously the business of taking nothing serious
Rin Sage
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Nova Vandalia

Population3.26 billion

Capitala Spandex Factory
LeaderGeorge Tirebiter
FaithThe Tickling of Strangers


The Pataphysical Mothman of Nova Vandalia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by George Tirebiter with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate population of 3.26 billion Velociraptors enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a Spandex Factory. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The thriving Funky economy, worth 299 trillion socks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 91,807 socks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Refugees from other nations are flocking to Nova Vandalia's border, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime is totally unknown. Nova Vandalia's national animal is the Yam, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Tickling of Strangers.

Nova Vandalia is ranked 162,637th in the world and 175th in Karma for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -4.74 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,575thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,864thMost Inclusive: 1,876thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,064thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,375thBest Weather: 2,524thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,577thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,686thNicest Citizens: 2,989thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,354thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,716thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,801stHighest Food Quality: 3,922ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,761stHealthiest Citizens: 5,808thMost Influential: 5,992ndMost Pacifist: 6,715thLargest Governments: 7,966thMost Secular: 9,429thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,544thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 10,905thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,173rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,230thMost Armed: 11,314thSafest: 11,549thSmartest Citizens: 12,967thMost Cultured: 15,424thHighest Drug Use: 16,723rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,009th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 15th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the region

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