by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,060thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,313thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,938th
The Socialist Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Stand up, all victims of oppression
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.022 billion

LeaderComrade Premier


The Socialist Republic of Vandensia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Comrade Premier with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.022 billion Vandensians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Slava. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Vandensian economy, worth 282 trillion eris 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 Beef-Based Agriculture and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 139,477 eris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, critical thinking is grounds for expulsion from university, the judicial branch is strongly influenced by the Communist Party, and the nation's children are known for being even more apathetic and cynical than their parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Vandensia's national animal is the wolfdog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vandensia is ranked 76,441st in the world and 204th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 155,086 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Secular: 1,060thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,313thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,938thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,452ndTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,569thMost Inclusive: 2,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,821stHealthiest Citizens: 3,059thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,084thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,219thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,571stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,576thMost Developed: 3,826thMost Influential: 4,083rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,221stBest Weather: 4,281stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,371stLargest Governments: 5,606thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,783rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,060thSmartest Citizens: 6,278thMost Pacifist: 6,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,043rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,620thLowest Crime Rates: 8,152ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,777thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,990thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,504thMost Cultured: 11,390thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,914thMost Income Equality: 16,017thHighest Average Incomes: 16,839th
Most Secular: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 62nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 76th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Developed: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 78th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionMost Influential: 79th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 88th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 92nd in the region

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