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Best Weather: 17,389thHealthiest Citizens: 21,762ndSafest: 21,997th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The True Revolution is Moderation
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Civil Rights
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Verate

Population389 million

Currencylibre
Animalraven

The Republic of Verate is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The democratic population of 389 million Verateans 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 39.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Veratean economy, worth 25.3 trillion libres a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 64,982 libres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Verate to be bombproof, nude art is becoming wildly popular, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, and the police turn a blind eye to desecration if it's done in the name of religion or protest. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verate's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Verate is ranked 61,112th in the world and 8th in Auctor for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,571.18 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Best Weather: 17,389thHealthiest Citizens: 21,762ndSafest: 21,997thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,811th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Verate lodged a message on the Auctor Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, the police turn a blind eye to desecration if it's done in the name of religion or protest.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Verate to be bombproof.
  • : Verate lodged a message on the Auctor Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Verate was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable.
  • : Following new legislation in Verate, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.

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