by Max Barry

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Safest: 5,044thMost Pacifist: 5,244thBest Weather: 6,743rd
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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Population7.373 billion


The Republic of Vaeruio is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its prohibition of alcohol, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 7.373 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 538 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 171,553rd in the world and 28th in Hartfelden for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 84,589 Standard Monetary Units.

Safest: 5,044thMost Pacifist: 5,244thBest Weather: 6,743rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,171stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,808thMost Influential: 9,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,099thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,237thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,310thLowest Crime Rates: 10,720thNicest Citizens: 10,738thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,857thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,871stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,589thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,712thHealthiest Citizens: 11,947thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,317thMost Inclusive: 15,011thHighest Food Quality: 15,499thLargest Governments: 22,546thMost Cultured: 22,604thMost Devout: 23,535thLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,594th
Most Pacifist: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vaeruio's influence in Hartfelden rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : 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.