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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,099th
The Constitutional Queendom of
Civil Rights Lovefest
To preserve a nation is to preserve a people
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vaquas

Population12.88 billion

CapitalVaqua City
LeaderQueen Alice I
FaithSecularism

CurrencyVaquini
AnimalWhite Rhinoceros

The Constitutional Queendom of Vaquas is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Alice I with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.88 billion Vaquisians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vaqua City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Vaquisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,670 trillion Vaquinis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 207,365 Vaquinis, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 758,074 per year while the poor average 40,235, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Foreign countries consider stepping on their grass to be a serious offense, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Vaquas, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and Vaquisians believe manners maketh the leader. Crime is totally unknown. Vaquas's national animal is the White Rhinoceros, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Vaquas is ranked 4,124th in the world and 172nd in Osiris for Rudest Citizens, with 165.11 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,099thSmartest Citizens: 3,873rdRudest Citizens: 4,124thHealthiest Citizens: 4,172ndMost Cultured: 4,183rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,242ndMost Developed: 4,475thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,828thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,032ndHighest Economic Output: 5,742ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,059thLargest Retail Industry: 6,478thMost Efficient Economies: 7,073rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,244thMost Inclusive: 8,522ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,819thMost Secular: 9,440thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,819thTop
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Largest Governments: 13,195thSafest: 13,705thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,101stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,212thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,499thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,291stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,105thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,797thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,834thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,039thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,254thLargest Populations: 21,807thLowest Crime Rates: 22,788th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 114th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 148th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 167th in the regionRudest Citizens: 172nd in the regionMost Cultured: 184th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 196th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 204th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 229th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 249th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 249th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 270th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 296th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 326th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 357th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 396th in the regionMost Inclusive: 420th in the regionMost Secular: 444th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 457th in the regionLargest Populations: 604th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 647th in the regionLargest Governments: 694th in the regionSafest: 709th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 767th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 778th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vaquas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Vaquas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Vaquas's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, Vaquisians believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Vaquas.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, foreign countries consider stepping on their grass to be a serious offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Vaquas, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Vaquas's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".

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