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Most Influential: 2,977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,162nd
The Holy Black Santa of
Democratic Socialists
Moo
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Varanius

Population2.21 billion

CapitalZygotia
FaithThe Big Book Of Questions

CurrencyOctopie
AnimalCow

The Holy Black Santa of Varanius is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its avant-garde cinema, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.21 billion Varanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zygotia. The average income tax rate is 86.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Varanian economy, worth 210 trillion Octopies a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 95,409 Octopies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', on-duty Air Varanius flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, and orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Big Book Of Questions.

Varanius is ranked 221,540th in the world and 5,954th in the West Pacific for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -14.07 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,977thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,162ndMost Pacifist: 6,231stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,923rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,968thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,005thMost Inclusive: 7,636thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,719thNicest Citizens: 8,081stSafest: 9,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,285thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,289thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,316thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,399thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,725thBest Weather: 11,183rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,466thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,613thSmartest Citizens: 12,530thLowest Crime Rates: 12,754thHealthiest Citizens: 12,792ndMost Cultured: 13,214thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,806thMost Secular: 17,107thLargest Governments: 17,337thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,423rdMost Income Equality: 18,841stMost Developed: 20,095thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,308th
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Most Influential: 105th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 111th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 135th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 147th in the regionMost Pacifist: 168th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 188th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionMost Inclusive: 196th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 200th in the regionNicest Citizens: 207th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 217th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 231st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 241st in the regionSafest: 251st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 257th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 266th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 267th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 267th in the regionBest Weather: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 290th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 290th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 297th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 321st in the regionLargest Governments: 336th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 367th in the regionMost Secular: 443rd in the regionMost Developed: 449th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 464th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 486th in the regionMost Stationary: 592nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 603rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, on-duty Air Varanius flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, Varanius's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, the aims of top-secret Varanian science projects revolve around designing the perfect robot woman.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, a degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.

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