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Most Primitive: 3,519th Most Devout: 6,079th Most Authoritarian: 8,617th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Immortal Purity
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Verdant Timberlands

Population241 million

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalOwlbear

The Empire of The Verdant Timberlands is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 241 million Verdantians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Verdantian economy, worth 9.65 trillion Gold Coins 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. 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 40,057 Gold Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, and the nobility are anxious about the government's new "three executions and you're out" policy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Verdant Timberlands's national animal is the Owlbear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Verdant Timberlands is ranked 71,000th in the world and 7th in THE RANDOM REGION 2 ELECTRIC BOOGALOO for Most Pacifist, with 71.62 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Primitive: 3,519thMost Devout: 6,079thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 8,617thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,123rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,552ndBest Weather: 16,085th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, the nobility are anxious about the government's new "three executions and you're out" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, the government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, it turns out that money can buy you happiness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, the standard prescription for infertility-causing conditions is "go have a baby".
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in The Verdant Timberlands, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.

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