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Largest Gambling Industry: 511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,483rdLargest Black Market: 1,714th
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

Population22.269 billion

LeaderSupreme Commander Ron Pal
FaithThe McKenna


The People's Republic of Vas Normandy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Commander Ron Pal with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 22.269 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 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vas Normandyian economy, worth a remarkable 4,442 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 199,490 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 10,584th in the world and 504th in the Rejected Realms for Most Corrupt Governments, with 100.47 kickbacks per hour.

Largest Gambling Industry: 511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,483rdLargest Black Market: 1,714thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,820thRudest Citizens: 1,956thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,334thHighest Economic Output: 2,646thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,798thMost Armed: 3,191stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,836thHealthiest Citizens: 4,074thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,074thBest Weather: 4,273rdMost Developed: 4,821stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,126thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,216thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,472ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,514thMost Influential: 5,529thMost Efficient Economies: 5,553rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,824thLargest Populations: 6,064thMost Stationary: 6,064thHighest Average Incomes: 6,914thSmartest Citizens: 7,664thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,821stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,584thTop
Most Patriotic: 12,365thLargest Mining Sector: 12,389thLargest Governments: 14,000thHighest Food Quality: 14,422ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,506th
Largest Gambling Industry: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 42nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionRudest Citizens: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionMost Armed: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Populations: 98th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 106th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 119th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 159th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 189th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 207th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 226th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 308th in the regionMost Patriotic: 341st in the regionMost Politically Free: 372nd in the regionLargest Governments: 401st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 416th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 437th in the regionMost Cultured: 465th in the region

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