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Largest Agricultural Sector: 147thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 203rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 444th
The Imperium of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Strong and Prosperous Nation
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Varkrieg

Population7.096 billion

CapitalValtar
LeaderSupreme Leader Valtar
FaithJuche

Currencyvarmark
Animaleagle

The Imperium of Varkrieg is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Valtar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.096 billion Varkriegians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valtar. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Varkriegian economy, worth a remarkable 3,083 trillion varmarks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 an amazing 434,565 varmarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,508,948 per year while the poor average 91,285, a ratio of 16.5 to 1.

The nation has declared war on all passing comets, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Varkrieg's national animal is the eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Juche.

Varkrieg is ranked 5,330th in the world and 296th in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 92.25 Years.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 147thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 203rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 444thLargest Retail Industry: 453rdHighest Average Incomes: 517thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 521stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 637thLargest Black Market: 654thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 684thMost Subsidized Industry: 686thMost Efficient Economies: 990thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,138thMost Armed: 1,248thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,306thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,310thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,446thMost Secular: 1,570thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,682ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,758thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,669thLargest Governments: 3,114thHighest Economic Output: 3,938thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,973rdMost Developed: 5,088thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,330thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,391stSmartest Citizens: 5,450thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,316thLowest Crime Rates: 6,692ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,070thMost Cultured: 8,651stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,276thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,313thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11,601stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,494thHealthiest Citizens: 14,519thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,852ndLargest Insurance Industry: 16,179th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 64th in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 135th in the regionLargest Governments: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 241st in the regionMost Developed: 257th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 273rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 296th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 345th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 382nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 411th in the regionMost Cultured: 485th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 557th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 658th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 660th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 661st in the regionRudest Citizens: 718th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, the nation has declared war on all passing comets.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, some say Supreme Leader Valtar has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, prospective parents are cheering on the streets as they no longer need a license to have children.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Varkrieg, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.

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