by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,633rd Least Corrupt Governments: 3,213th Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,337th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Las Patria es Primero
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Political Freedom

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Population5.379 billion

CapitalVelarde City
LeaderDyleo Alejandro

AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of Velarde is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Dyleo Alejandro with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.379 billion Velardeans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velarde City. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Velardean economy, worth 669 trillion Pesos 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 124,515 Pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

New arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, and dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velarde's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Velarde is ranked 132,313th in the world and 88th in South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -6.84 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,633rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,213thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,337thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,895thBest Weather: 6,321stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,649thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,702ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,977thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,088thMost Developed: 7,124thNicest Citizens: 7,590thSafest: 7,636thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,680thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,946thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,603rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,135thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,569thMost Inclusive: 9,784thMost Cultured: 10,055thMost Pacifist: 10,390thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,605thSmartest Citizens: 10,864thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,181stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,458thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,570thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,013thLargest Governments: 13,215thLowest Crime Rates: 13,329thHealthiest Citizens: 14,329thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,487thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,966th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Densaner, Lincolnshire and Humberside, Bria Wores Bobba, Gwrachbyd, and Johanneslanden.

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