by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 3,640th Most Armed: 4,085th Highest Economic Output: 12,921st
The Over-Dressed Word Slingers of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Shoot with your Mind, Kill with your Heart
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Over-Dressed Word Slingers of Vash Stampede is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-working population of 20.167 billion Vash Stampedeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 55.1%.

The very strong Vash Stampedean economy, worth 843 trillion Krylls a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 41,818 Krylls, with the richest citizens earning 6.5 times as much as the poorest.

Gun ownership is compulsory, the government seizes all major gold finds, citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities, and small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vash Stampede's national animal is the Dizla, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Vash Stampede is ranked 74,879th in the world and 32nd in Catlandatopia for Safest, scoring 24.01 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Populations: 3,640thMost Armed: 4,085thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,921stLargest Black Market: 13,903rd
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the region

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