by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 11th Safest: 22nd Lowest Crime Rates: 23rd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
From each per his ability, to each per his needs
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Venetoland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Edward Sheng with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.423 billion Venetoes love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thomasville. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but inefficient Venetolandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,680 trillion venetoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 153,826 venetoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Moonshine has made a resurgence, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Venetoland's national animal is the panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Venetoland is ranked 173,486th in the world and 896th in Europe for Most Primitive, scoring -297 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Pacifist: 11thSafest: 22ndLowest Crime Rates: 23rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 28thNicest Citizens: 30thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30thBest Weather: 41stMost Cheerful Citizens: 42ndHealthiest Citizens: 46thMost Influential: 53rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 63rdMost Inclusive: 64thLongest Average Lifespans: 74thLargest Governments: 88thMost Beautiful Environments: 97thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 110thMost Rebellious Youth: 199thSmartest Citizens: 247thLargest Welfare Programs: 306thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 338thMost Advanced Public Transport: 500thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 652ndMost Advanced Public Education: 665thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 720thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 789thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 851stMost Cultured: 989thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,321stMost Stationary: 1,461stTop
Highest Economic Output: 3,080thMost Devout: 4,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,760thLargest Populations: 5,193rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,962ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,003rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Venetoland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia.
  • : Venetoland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safeguarding Nuclear Materials".
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Alsted, Jenesia, Stromia, Lexembourg, Fenian Provinces, Nuweland, Tigyland, Valrem, Foucaults garden, The Seven Provinces, Novo Portugal, Albertinum, Bohomo, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Basque Dominion, Northern German Federation, Fortia, Troltovia, Zuid-Limburgia, Ansington, Chioganah, Green Counties, Fossekallen, AirstripZero, Continental Social Democrats, Lovisa, GeneralStalin, Umeria, Slavorussia, Evka, Puerto Thelosia, The New Nordic Union, Outer Sparta, DGAF No-2, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Ahma, Dark Matter, Alpinovia, Cha0sNation, Einswenn, An Clar, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Wessex and Cornwall, Kanadika, Romaian, Oena and Sandy Island, New Decius, Tribiaz, Imperialistic Capitalist Hungary, and 75 others.Poulaka, Ostroban, Popaholick, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Hretva, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, Halensberg, EuropeAutonomic NeuroComputationalSystem, Greifenburg, Triscuitoon, Sienkahn, Galway-Dublin, Mandibas, Himinitas, Regnum Italiae, Greater Dragunovia, Ere, Supcotia, Andalussia, Caprione, Northern Corellia, Alban1a, Pilipinas and Malaya, Dervenland, Fatalius, Ryre, De Medici, Champagne Aquainte D Azur, States Of Anarchy, Yahlia, Picuros, Atenburgh, Alba-Nord, Barwaaqada, The Scheldt, Swiggly Isles, Oskaya, Saint Domingo, Savinecross, Aablia, Naifon, The Unified East, Strong Baddia, Slavonia and Srijem, West Rheged, Gagariania, Agartia, Almaze, Duck Territories, Ministanopolis, Eurmalia, The Skandzan Rjge, Libertarian States of Europe, Blon Gre, Prussinia, Abject Ludicrosity, Reborn Poland, Terove, Brandon, Kannaism, Germany222, Shongbao, Schultzheim, Madagasikyara, Germany Third Reich, Thracia Republic, Vulpes Federation, Laminos, Adimala, Fresiae, Romanian Gyalchester, La terre Sainte, Sirajganj, and New Dumnezeu.

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