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Most Secular: 2,652nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,929th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,282nd
The Community of
New York Times Democracy
Unum Vexillum in Libertatem
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Velandomew

Population1.093 billion

CapitalVellanville
LeaderVautrin Morques

CurrencyVellande
AnimalHorse

The Community of Velandomew is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Vautrin Morques with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.093 billion Velandomewians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vellanville. The average income tax rate is 39.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Velandomewian economy, worth 133 trillion Vellandes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 122,440 Vellandes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Velandomew, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Horse', corporate 'hostile takeovers' now involve ICBMs and main battle tanks, and waste is frequently shipped to other countries. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velandomew's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Velandomew is ranked 17,396th in the world and 464th in the West Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 78.62 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Secular: 2,652ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,929thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,282ndRudest Citizens: 6,084thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,505thMost Influential: 7,106thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10,107thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,174thMost Cultured: 12,801stHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,855thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,703rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,804thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,896th
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Most Secular: 74th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 168th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 272nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Cultured: 298th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 325th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 340th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 372nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 372nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 398th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 403rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 411th in the regionNudest: 419th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 421st in the regionLargest Black Market: 443rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 454th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 461st in the regionMost Developed: 464th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 507th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 529th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 575th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 583rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 586th in the region

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