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Largest Insurance Industry: 10,569thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,587thLargest Mining Sector: 18,549th
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Vara 78

Population1.419 billion

Currencydollar
Animallion

The Republic of Vara 78 is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.419 billion Vara 78ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 33.8%.

The strong Vara 78ian economy, worth 96.1 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 67,758 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, birth rates have hit an all-time low, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, and the entire entry for Vara 78 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vara 78's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vara 78 is ranked 74,072nd in the world and 3,488th in Osiris for Safest, scoring 90.56 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 10,569thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,587thLargest Mining Sector: 18,549th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 485th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 599th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 946th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, the entire entry for Vara 78 in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'.
  • : Vara 78 was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.
  • : Following new legislation in Vara 78, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Vara 78 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.

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