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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 149th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 308th Highest Crime Rates: 371st
The Kingdom of
Corporate Bordello
Nihil Sine Libertate
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

Vedastia

Population10.284 billion

CapitalHoipton
Leaderřeauturikui I

CurrencyCrown
Animalbee

The Kingdom of Vedastia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by řeauturikui I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.284 billion Vedastians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hoipton. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Vedastian economy, worth a remarkable 2,943 trillion Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 286,177 Crowns, with the richest citizens earning 9.1 times as much as the poorest.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Vedastia to be bombproof, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner, the weather in Hoipton is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', and the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Vedastia's national animal is the bee, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Vedastia is ranked 12,583rd in the world and 4th in The Chewlands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 85,742.44 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 149thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 308thHighest Crime Rates: 371stRudest Citizens: 402ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 425thMost Armed: 431stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 436thFattest Citizens: 439thMost Efficient Economies: 440thMost Rebellious Youth: 597thMost Avoided: 613thLargest Retail Industry: 749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 762ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 766thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 994thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,123rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,269thHighest Average Incomes: 1,619thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,647thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,707thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,707thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,581stHighest Economic Output: 2,763rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,320thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,467thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,772ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,006thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,106thSmartest Citizens: 4,888thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,902ndMost Cultured: 5,734thHighest Drug Use: 6,533rdTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,583rdLargest Black Market: 13,560thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,918thLargest Populations: 15,562ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,558th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vedastia's influence in The Chewlands rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Vedastia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, the weather in Hoipton is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Vedastia to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, Vedastians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks.
  • : Vedastia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, takeaway food bought on the weekend now comes with fifty percent more sweat and tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Vedastia, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.

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