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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,248thLargest Black Market: 2,688th
The The Pheonix Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Risen from the ashes of old
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Vedan

Population7.702 billion

CapitalKraglorn
LeaderKrashgar Guana
FaithLucernism

CurrencyEdensia
AnimalRockbiter

The The Pheonix Empire of Vedan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Krashgar Guana with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.702 billion Vedanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kraglorn. The average income tax rate is 67.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Vedanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,212 trillion Edensias 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 157,439 Edensias, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Most Vedanians would sell their own grandmother, organisations with 800 in their phone number are often raided by special forces, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills, and Vedanian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Vedan's national animal is the Rockbiter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lucernism.

Vedan is ranked 29,621st in the world and 7th in The Mystical Council for Nudest, with 209 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,248thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,688thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,793rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,067thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,296thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,528thFattest Citizens: 3,751stMost Devout: 4,572ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,594thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,371stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,954thLargest Mining Sector: 6,145thMost Avoided: 6,496thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,506thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,694thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,016thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,171stHighest Economic Output: 14,058thLowest Crime Rates: 14,558thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,032ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,385thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,509thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,159thLargest Retail Industry: 20,962ndLargest Governments: 22,405th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

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