by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,429thLargest Mining Sector: 7,698thSafest: 8,466th
The Terran-Empire of
New York Times Democracy
If there was no Gods, we would forge one of our empathy
Emperor Richard
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population15.429 billion

CapitalGovernmental Classified Bunker
LeaderEmperor Richard

CurrencyTerran Credit
AnimalSilver-fanged Wolf

The Terran-Empire of Vadia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Richard with a fair hand, and notable for its public floggings, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 15.429 billion Vadians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Governmental Classified Bunker. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Vadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,671 trillion Terran Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 108,359 Terran Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Vadia, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs, and citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vadia's national animal is the Silver-fanged Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Vadia is ranked 64,735th in the world and 2,032nd in Balder for Rudest Citizens, with 61.13 Insults Per Minute.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,429thLargest Mining Sector: 7,698thSafest: 8,466thHighest Economic Output: 9,492ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,519thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,321stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,054thLowest Crime Rates: 12,622ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,647thLargest Populations: 13,103rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,694thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,807thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,982ndLargest Governments: 14,813thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,258thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,505thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,013thHealthiest Citizens: 19,677thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,264th
Largest Populations: 301st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 361st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 404th in the regionSafest: 411th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 502nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 519th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 553rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 594th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 614th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 701st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 705th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vadia's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Vadia published "Pictures from the Second Evan War/ Vadian Forces" (Factbook: History).
  • : Vadia altered its national flag.
  • : Vadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Vadia's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Vadia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Vadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Vadia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Vadia was refounded in Balder.
  • : Vadia ceased to exist in Lazarus.


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