by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,115thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,872nd
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Everyone expects the Varanian Inquisition
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Vara 6

Population902 million

CurrencyObject Permanence
AnimalQuestion Mark

The Republic of Vara 6 is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed population of 902 million Vara 6ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 31.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Vara 6ian economy, worth 46.8 trillion Object Permanences a year, is quite specialized and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 51,904 Object Permanences, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left, out-of-work actors say they can't complain, and standing on one leg in public is a criminal offence. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vara 6's national animal is the Question Mark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Vara 6 is ranked 198,099th in the world and 15th in Madison county IL for Rudest Citizens, with 27.64 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,115thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 14,872nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the region

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