by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,942ndMost Influential: 5,219thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,128th
The United Socialist States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Visil is the People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.013 billion


The United Socialist States of Vasilism is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.013 billion Vasilismians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vasilismian economy, worth 368 trillion Vasils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 122,208 Vasils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Class action lawsuits have gone up in smoke thanks to government interference, the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, and every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vasilism's national animal is the Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vasilism is ranked 13,704th in the world and 327th in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with 185 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,942ndMost Influential: 5,219thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,128thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,668thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,906thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,937thLowest Crime Rates: 7,752ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,383rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,480thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,860thLargest Governments: 10,811thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,176thMost Developed: 11,533rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,117thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,162ndTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,341stBest Weather: 13,704thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,719thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,511thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,139thMost Secular: 18,042ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,909thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,334thMost Cultured: 21,767thMost Efficient Economies: 22,240thSmartest Citizens: 22,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 22,599th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 99th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 167th in the regionMost Influential: 173rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 174th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 183rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 193rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 215th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 227th in the regionMost Developed: 258th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 267th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 292nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 305th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 314th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 315th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 327th in the regionBest Weather: 327th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 361st in the regionMost Secular: 394th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 416th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 425th in the regionMost Cultured: 466th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 505th in the regionMost Stationary: 509th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 533rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vasilism endorsed The Empire of Rajtech.
  • : Vasilism was endorsed by The Empire of Rajtech.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, corporate lobbying has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, class action lawsuits have gone up in smoke thanks to government interference.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, business is banging at no-tell motels.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Vasilism voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Vasilism was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.


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