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Most Pacifist: 14th Safest: 25th Lowest Crime Rates: 26th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
From each per his ability, to each per his needs
Regional Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Venetoland is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Edward Sheng with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.61 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, socially-minded 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 underdeveloped Venetolandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,139 trillion venetoes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 128,833 venetoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and ritual mummification is making a comeback. 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 1,632nd in the world and 13th in Europe for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 13,510.03 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Pacifist: 14thSafest: 25thLowest Crime Rates: 26thNicest Citizens: 30thMost Compassionate Citizens: 34thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39thMost Cheerful Citizens: 44thHighest Average Tax Rates: 44thBest Weather: 49thHealthiest Citizens: 54thMost Influential: 60thLargest Governments: 60thMost Inclusive: 78thLongest Average Lifespans: 81stMost Beautiful Environments: 118thMost Rebellious Youth: 198thSmartest Citizens: 253rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 710thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 866thLargest Welfare Programs: 964thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,125thMost Cultured: 1,303rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,487thTop
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Most Stationary: 1,539thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,632ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,895thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,976thHighest Economic Output: 4,002ndMost Devout: 4,586thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,990thLargest Populations: 5,381stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,192ndTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,577th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionMost Income Equality: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionMost Devout: 47th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 80th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Venetoland lodged a message on the Europe Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Venetoland after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Venetoland, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.

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