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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,519th Most Pacifist: 5,011th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,709th
The People's Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Each for eachother, and peace for all.
High Councillor Xergotof
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Varagog

Population1.808 billion

CapitalConflux
LeaderHigh Councillor Xergotof

Currencygold piece
Animalcat

The People's Republic of Varagog is a massive, genial nation, ruled by High Councillor Xergotof with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.808 billion Varagoggans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Conflux. The average income tax rate is 86.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Varagoggan economy, worth 126 trillion gold pieces a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,721 gold pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, lending money has become a major liability, and one does not simply walk into the tundra. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varagog's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Varagog is ranked 147,451st in the world and 4,646th in Osiris for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -7.87 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,519thMost Pacifist: 5,011thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,709thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,080thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,374thNicest Citizens: 6,388thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,226thMost Inclusive: 7,720thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,906thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,686thSafest: 10,388thBest Weather: 11,589thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,997thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,393rdMost Cultured: 12,884thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,953rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,040thHealthiest Citizens: 13,827thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,542nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 221st in the regionMost Pacifist: 226th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 271st in the regionNicest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 280th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 342nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 343rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 447th in the regionSafest: 534th in the regionBest Weather: 546th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 558th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 563rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 567th in the region

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