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Most Primitive: 8,943rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,525thLargest Insurance Industry: 23,062nd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Everyone expects the Varanian Inquisition
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Vara 12

Population916 million

CurrencyObject Permanence
AnimalQuestion Mark

The Republic of Vara 12 is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and stringent health and safety legislation. The devout population of 916 million Vara 12ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 31.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Vara 12ian economy, worth 55.7 trillion Object Permanences a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 60,836 Object Permanences, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

It ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Vara 12, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, Leader claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', and babies are a small but significant export. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vara 12's national animal is the Question Mark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vara 12 is ranked 230,689th in the world and 6th in Turtle land for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -9.55 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 8,943rdTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,525thLargest Insurance Industry: 23,062nd

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