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Most Pacifist: 12th Safest: 23rd Lowest Crime Rates: 23rd
The Republic of
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 Cards


Population21.087 billion

LeaderEdward Sheng


The Republic of Venetoland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Edward Sheng with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 21.087 billion Venetoes are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

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 3,475 trillion venetoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,834 venetoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The diplomatic corps stinks, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, and EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. 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 52nd in the world and 19th in Europe for Most Influential, scoring 375,893 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Pacifist: 12thSafest: 23rdLowest Crime Rates: 23rdNicest Citizens: 30thMost Cheerful Citizens: 35thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36thMost Compassionate Citizens: 38thHealthiest Citizens: 42ndBest Weather: 47thMost Influential: 52ndLongest Average Lifespans: 91stHighest Average Tax Rates: 91stLargest Governments: 108thMost Beautiful Environments: 113thMost Inclusive: 145thMost Rebellious Youth: 241stLargest Welfare Programs: 246thSmartest Citizens: 282ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 309thMost Advanced Public Transport: 345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 488thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 519thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 563rdMost Advanced Public Education: 658thMost Cultured: 788thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,182ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,658thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,756thLargest Populations: 4,605thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,047thHighest Average Incomes: 9,693rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,585thMost Devout: 14,774th
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 66th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the diplomatic corps stinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, self-driving cars are unpopular due to suspicion that they murder their passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the horniness of the great-horned panda is considered a national priority.


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