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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,591stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,222ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,594th
The Free Territory of
Left-wing Utopia
Give us bread, but give us roses.
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Vanam

Population2.671 billion

CapitalVanam City
LeaderPresiding Speaker Joe

CurrencyLabor Voucher
AnimalOctopus

The Free Territory of Vanam is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Presiding Speaker Joe with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.671 billion Vanamians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vanam City. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Vanamian economy, worth 222 trillion Labor Vouchers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 83,372 Labor Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy', the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it. Crime is totally unknown. Vanam's national animal is the Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Vanam is ranked 202,825th in the world and 95th in Anarchy for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -13.42 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,591stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,222ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,594thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,955thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,267thNicest Citizens: 4,340thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,788thMost Inclusive: 5,242ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,905thMost Influential: 6,419thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,207thMost Pacifist: 7,331stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,619thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,818thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,653rdTop
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Best Weather: 12,249thSafest: 12,401stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,550thMost Politically Free: 12,680thNudest: 12,729thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,027thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,109thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,265thMost Income Equality: 13,700thMost Secular: 15,336thSmartest Citizens: 15,401stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,607thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,060thHealthiest Citizens: 16,759thLargest Governments: 17,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,573rdMost Extreme: 18,920thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,644th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionTop
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Safest: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the region

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