by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 672ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810thMost Cultured: 1,033rd
The Retired Place of
Right-wing Utopia
Mistakes were made in the making of this nation.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.272 billion

LeaderRetcon Man

AnimalInvisible Eagle

The Retired Place of Vaniri is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Retcon Man with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 15.272 billion Vanirians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Redactia. The average income tax rate is 73.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Vanirian economy, worth a remarkable 4,022 trillion Retcons a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 263,359 Retcons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies, the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away, and home renovation shows are increasingly popular. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vaniri's national animal is the Invisible Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Retconism.

Vaniri is ranked 2,369th in the world and 1st in poyo for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 45 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Devout: 672ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 810thMost Cultured: 1,033rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,230thLargest Black Market: 1,261stMost Patriotic: 1,362ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,113thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,369thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,421stLargest Retail Industry: 2,499thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,642ndHighest Food Quality: 2,793rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,384thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,528thHighest Economic Output: 3,695thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,936thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,609thMost Inclusive: 6,588thSmartest Citizens: 8,026thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,214thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,330thMost Developed: 8,392ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,521stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,373rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,898thLargest Governments: 11,326thMost Armed: 11,467thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,817thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,846thMost Influential: 14,724thHealthiest Citizens: 16,384thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,458thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,097thMost Efficient Economies: 17,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,057thLargest Populations: 19,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,386thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,209thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,525thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,751stHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,348thLowest Crime Rates: 24,439th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vaniri's influence in Poyo rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Vaniri's influence in Poyo rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Vaniri's influence in Poyo rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Vaniri's influence in Poyo rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Vaniri changed its national motto to "Mistakes were made in the making of this nation.".
  • : Vaniri changed its national motto to "Mistakes were made".
  • : Vaniri endorsed The Kitsune Nation of Foxfound.
  • : Vaniri relocated from The United Islands of the Atlantic to Poyo.
  • : Vaniri changed its national animal to "Invisible Eagle", its capital to "Redactia", its currency to "Retcon", its faith to "Retconism", its leader to "Retcon Man", its motto to "Welcome to the disaster", and its nation type to "Retired Place".
  • : Vaniri voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Noble Thatcherites".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.