by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,412thMost Influential: 20,252nd
The Dictatorship of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Oppression is protection
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population208 million


The Dictatorship of Vanmarkia is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 208 million Vanmarkians 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 large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 43.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Vanmarkian economy, worth 7.05 trillion Vanmarks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Pizza Delivery, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 33,899 Vanmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posters on 'Vanmarkian Values' advise against being proud of Vanmarkia, Vanmarkia's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, a sophisticated government-sponsored breeding program creates normal people, and sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vanmarkia's national animal is the Wolf.

Vanmarkia is ranked 111,201st in the world and 3,794th in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,543.33 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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