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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,340thMost Income Equality: 9,735thMost Devout: 9,845th
The Most Serene Republic of
Democratic Socialists
ég Standa
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Vasturia

Population2.13 billion

CapitalUllelfrborg
Leaderthe People's Presidium
FaithFírinnism

Currencykrona
Animalbrown bear

The Most Serene Republic of Vasturia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by the People's Presidium with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 2.13 billion Vasturians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ullelfrborg. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Vasturian economy, worth 79.9 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 37,509 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Fírinnism, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party, and the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vasturia's national animal is the brown bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fírinnism.

Vasturia is ranked 12,631st in the world and 3rd in Greater Olympus for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 81.89 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,340thMost Income Equality: 9,735thMost Devout: 9,845thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,631stNicest Citizens: 12,845thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,707thMost Inclusive: 15,750thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,424thMost Pacifist: 18,695thLowest Crime Rates: 19,420th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vasturia's influence in Greater Olympus rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Vasturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Vasturia's influence in Greater Olympus rose from "Page" to "Squire".

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