by Max Barry

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Safest: 5,027thMost Pacifist: 5,245thBest Weather: 6,756th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Fight for Honor; Stand for Peace.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population7.313 billion


The Republic of Vaeruio is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 7.313 billion Vaeruioans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Vaeruioan economy, worth 534 trillion Pesollis a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 73,040 Pesollis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Immersive video game experiences are interrupted by incessant disclaimer pop-ups, conspiracy theorists allege Vaeruio City's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vaeruio's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Vaeruio is ranked 10,346th in the world and 7th in Hartfelden for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,530.97 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Safest: 5,027thMost Pacifist: 5,245thBest Weather: 6,756thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,034thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,917thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,820thMost Influential: 9,182ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,149thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,233rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,346thLowest Crime Rates: 10,701stNicest Citizens: 10,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,924thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,320thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,589thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,708thHealthiest Citizens: 11,987thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,327thMost Inclusive: 15,027thHighest Food Quality: 15,563rdLargest Governments: 22,543rdMost Cultured: 22,688thMost Devout: 23,332ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,521st
Most Pacifist: 2nd in the regionTop
Safest: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vaeruio's influence in Hartfelden fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Vaeruio altered its national flag.
  • : Vaeruio altered its national flag.
  • : Vaeruio changed its national animal to "Dove", its currency to "Pesolli", and its motto to "Fight for Honor; Stand for Peace.".
  • : Vaeruio lodged a message on the Hartfelden Regional Message Board.
  • : Vaeruio altered its national flag.
  • : Vaeruio lodged a message on the Hartfelden Regional Message Board.
  • : Vaeruio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Vaeruio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Vaeruio was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Bunnies of CrimsonRabbits, killing 1 million zombies.