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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,721st Fattest Citizens: 4,474th Largest Black Market: 5,576th
The Mad scientist of
Corporate Police State
Our glory will last eternally
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Vashnis

Population6.245 billion

CapitalFask
LeaderLeader
Faitha major religion

CurrencyCredit
AnimalHorse

The Mad scientist of Vashnis is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, parental licensing program, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.245 billion Vashnisians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fask. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.3%.

The all-consuming Vashnisian economy, worth 526 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 84,266 Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 353,721 per year while the poor average 13,048, a ratio of 27.1 to 1.

Every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries, homosexuality is a crime punishable by death, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, and crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vashnis's national animal is the Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Vashnis is ranked 26,675th in the world and 1,251st in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 69.88 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,721stFattest Citizens: 4,474thLargest Black Market: 5,576thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,875thMost Avoided: 7,427thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,143rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,276thLargest Retail Industry: 9,566thMost Influential: 12,310thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,342ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,949thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,605th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 96th in the regionFattest Citizens: 147th in the regionLargest Black Market: 171st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 221st in the regionMost Avoided: 244th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 400th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 435th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 456th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 542nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 668th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 679th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 693rd in the regionLargest Populations: 695th in the region

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