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Largest Retail Industry: 77thFattest Citizens: 152ndMost Corrupt Governments: 166th
The Reclaimed Glory of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Vaktaria and victory
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Vaktaria

Population11.486 billion

CapitalReitland
LeaderEmperor Victorius I
FaithNot Applicable

CurrencyDisown
AnimalGryphon

The Reclaimed Glory of Vaktaria is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Victorius I with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.486 billion Vaktarians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reitland. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Vaktarian economy, worth a remarkable 4,913 trillion Disowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 427,795 Disowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,282,052 per year while the poor average 15,040, a ratio of 218 to 1.

Sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good", several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, and the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Vaktaria's national animal is the Gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Not Applicable.

Vaktaria is ranked 208,832nd in the world and 80th in Azure Watester Federation for Safest, scoring 2.7 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 77thFattest Citizens: 152ndMost Corrupt Governments: 166thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 171stMost Avoided: 191stHighest Disposable Incomes: 195thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 206thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 228thLargest Insurance Industry: 269thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 278thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 279thMost Efficient Economies: 372ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 383rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 420thMost Secular: 467thLargest Mining Sector: 482ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 483rdRudest Citizens: 487thHighest Average Incomes: 555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 678thLargest Gambling Industry: 679thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 902ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,118thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,529thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,559thHighest Economic Output: 1,832ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,940thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 3,130thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,773rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,999thLargest Governments: 5,159thMost Armed: 5,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,380thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,431stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,724thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,470thTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,323rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,074thMost Pro-Market: 20,851st
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake".
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, sheep-like political loyalists repeat the mantra "one wheel bad, three wheels good".
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, chrome-clad space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaktaria, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.

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