by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,483rd Largest Welfare Programs: 2,946th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,592nd
The Socialist Union of
Democratic Socialists
Always Opposing Oppression
Regional Chairman
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population7.892 billion

LeaderThe Elected Commissionary

CurrencyWork Exchange Credit

The Socialist Union of Vashty is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Elected Commissionary with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and state-planned economy. The compassionate population of 7.892 billion Vashtians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LÓbour. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Vashtian economy, worth 565 trillion Work Exchange Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 71,716 Work Exchange Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, graffiti artists spend lengthy periods of time in jail, The Elected Commissionary has just been declared ruler of Vashty in an international press conference, and Apatheism has been named as Vashty's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vashty's national animal is the Vash-Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Apatheism.

Vashty is ranked 11,180th in the world and 1st in The International Communist Union for Most Influential, scoring 3,275 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,483rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,946thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,592ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,857thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,453rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,175thTop
Most Pacifist: 9,628thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,009thMost Influential: 11,180thLargest Governments: 11,482ndMost Stationary: 11,629thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,041stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,946thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,957thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,248thBest Weather: 13,649thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,195th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vashty voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Vashty was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Vashty voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
  • : Vashty was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Vashty voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The New Inquisition".
  • : Vashty voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Vashty voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Treatment of the Deceased".
  • : Vashty voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Vashty voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Vashty was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.


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