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Largest Gambling Industry: 499thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,398thLargest Black Market: 1,571st
The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
And nothing of value was lost
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Vas Normandy

Population21.703 billion

LeaderSupreme Commander Ron Pal
FaithThe McKenna


The People's Republic of Vas Normandy is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Supreme Commander Ron Pal with a fair hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, rampant corporate plagiarism, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 21.703 billion Vas Normandyians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Krastanza. The average income tax rate is 48.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vas Normandyian economy, worth a remarkable 4,328 trillion Belkas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 199,434 Belkas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', third world countries are rich in "I Love Krastanza" t-shirts, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Aigaions and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and many Vas Normandyians twitch nervously at the sight of nuns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Vas Normandy's national animal is the Aigaion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The McKenna.

Vas Normandy is ranked 60,166th in the world and 1,659th in the Rejected Realms for Lowest Crime Rates, with 68.02 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Largest Gambling Industry: 499thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,398thLargest Black Market: 1,571stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,762ndRudest Citizens: 1,930thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,270thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,644thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,822ndMost Armed: 3,203rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,886thHealthiest Citizens: 4,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,014thBest Weather: 4,201stMost Developed: 4,776thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,899thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,285thMost Efficient Economies: 5,384thMost Influential: 5,432ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,785thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,791stLargest Populations: 6,149thMost Stationary: 6,285thHighest Average Incomes: 6,763rdSmartest Citizens: 7,772ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,558thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,258thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 13,056thLargest Governments: 14,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,877th
Largest Gambling Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 44th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Stationary: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionMost Influential: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 102nd in the regionLargest Populations: 104th in the regionMost Armed: 109th in the regionBest Weather: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 128th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 139th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 158th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 162nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 185th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 214th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 222nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 318th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Cultured: 455th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 494th in the regionMost Politically Free: 613th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 679th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 752nd in the region

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