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Largest Black Market: 891stLargest Mining Sector: 903rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,148th
The AH Founding Account of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
To a better day, a tranquil night, and a bright future.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.239 billion

LeaderAlternitus Historitus
FaithAlternative History

CurrencySL Credit

The AH Founding Account of Vashnal is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alternitus Historitus with an even hand, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 18.239 billion Vashnalli 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pacem. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vashnalli economy, worth a remarkable 3,505 trillion SL Credits 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 Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 192,178 SL Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies, and unwilling fathers wish they had looked for a late-night pharmacy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vashnal's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Alternative History.

Vashnal is ranked 6,711th in the world and 1st in Alternis Historia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 14,882.89 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Black Market: 891stLargest Mining Sector: 903rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,148thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,411thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,662ndMost Secular: 3,113thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,815thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,951stHighest Economic Output: 4,587thMost Influential: 5,423rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,645thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,148thLargest Retail Industry: 6,294thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,346thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,711thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,759thHighest Average Incomes: 8,259thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,954thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,172ndMost Developed: 12,631stLowest Crime Rates: 12,643rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,927thLargest Populations: 14,254thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,996thLargest Governments: 16,231stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,588thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,107thMost Efficient Economies: 20,568thMost Patriotic: 22,542ndHealthiest Citizens: 23,428thSmartest Citizens: 23,605th

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