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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd Highest Poor Incomes: 8th
The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Strength through Adversity
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population21.534 billion

CapitalUnderwarren Prime
Leaderthe Underlord
Faithloyalty to the State


The People's Republic of Varayusha is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Underlord with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, triple-decker prams, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 21.534 billion Varayushans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underwarren Prime. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Varayushan economy, worth an astonishing 15,038 trillion toggle-bolts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 698,355 toggle-bolts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government builds houses for foreign newcomers, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varayusha's national animal is the icefang, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is loyalty to the State.

Varayusha is ranked 69th in the world and 2nd in the South Pacific for Most Corrupt Governments, with 1,019.88 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20thMost Subsidized Industry: 24thLargest Governments: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37thLargest Black Market: 46thHighest Average Incomes: 59thLowest Crime Rates: 61stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rdMost Corrupt Governments: 69thMost Advanced Public Education: 72ndHighest Economic Output: 129thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 129thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 301stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 369thLargest Welfare Programs: 453rdMost Beautiful Environments: 478thMost Cultured: 561stSmartest Citizens: 660thMost Scientifically Advanced: 759thLargest Mining Sector: 794thMost Stationary: 907thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 959thMost Devout: 969thMost Developed: 1,039thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,303rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,510thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 1,785thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,171stMost Inclusive: 2,226thRudest Citizens: 3,431stLargest Populations: 4,691stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,068thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,562ndMost Influential: 9,389thMost Income Equality: 15,484th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 75th in the regionRudest Citizens: 99th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 200th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 284th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 603rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 692nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the government builds houses for foreign newcomers.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, anti-vaxxers are right about the government injecting diseases into people.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.


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