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Most Influential: 68thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 383rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 424th
The Free Lands of
New York Times Democracy
Prosperity, Freedom, Efficiency
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vancouvia

Population16.723 billion

CapitalVesuvius

Currencycove
Animalwild cow

The Free Lands of Vancouvia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.723 billion Vancouvians 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vesuvius. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Vancouvian economy, worth a remarkable 3,634 trillion coves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 217,334 coves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts, restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics, it's been a banner year for local vexillology, and evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vancouvia's national animal is the wild cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vancouvia is ranked 238,518th in the world and 222nd in The Western Isles for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.43 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Influential: 68thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 383rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 424thLargest Welfare Programs: 603rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 609thHighest Average Tax Rates: 720thMost Advanced Public Education: 728thMost Subsidized Industry: 786thLargest Governments: 999thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,151stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,184thSafest: 1,201stMost Cultured: 1,202ndMost Developed: 1,380thMost Efficient Economies: 1,474thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,612thHighest Food Quality: 1,632ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,656thSmartest Citizens: 1,798thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,798thMost Inclusive: 2,015thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,236thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,477thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,727thMost Pacifist: 2,735thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,782ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,968thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,020thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,620thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,640thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,743rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,132ndHighest Economic Output: 4,282ndNicest Citizens: 4,314thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,364thNudest: 4,468thMost Stationary: 5,630thHighest Average Incomes: 5,890thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,988thBest Weather: 10,123rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,196thMost Secular: 16,086thLargest Populations: 16,698th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionMost Politically Free: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the region

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