by Max Barry

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Most Patriotic: 442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,120thMost Secular: 1,301st
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Unity, Discipline, Work
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.183 billion

LeaderEmperor Vercon
FaithMachina Deus


The Empire of Verconia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Vercon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.183 billion Verconians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Veltcona. The average income tax rate is 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Verconian economy, worth a remarkable 1,090 trillion Vercoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 260,690 Vercoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Most pop videos prominently feature the Verconian flag, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Verconian as 'your finger, you fool', Verconian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Emperor Vercon, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verconia's national animal is the Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Machina Deus.

Verconia is ranked 18,679th in the world and 329th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,847.06 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Patriotic: 442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,120thMost Secular: 1,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,070thMost Influential: 2,113thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,167thLowest Crime Rates: 2,356thMost Efficient Economies: 2,663rdMost Cultured: 2,714thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,993rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,040thMost Developed: 3,099thHealthiest Citizens: 3,274thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,551stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,846thSmartest Citizens: 3,982ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,000thLargest Governments: 4,050thHighest Average Incomes: 4,104thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,106thHighest Food Quality: 4,491stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,630thSafest: 7,069thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,076thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,313thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,906thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,076thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,145thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,059thBest Weather: 11,252ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,182ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,311thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,581stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,679thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,491stHighest Economic Output: 24,526thMost Inclusive: 26,032nd
Most Patriotic: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 73rd in the regionMost Developed: 78th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 81st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 82nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 84th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 84th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 89th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 97th in the regionLargest Governments: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 125th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 179th in the regionSafest: 192nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 193rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 202nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 265th in the regionRudest Citizens: 278th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 283rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 307th in the regionBest Weather: 313th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 315th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 357th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 449th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 582nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Verconia endorsed The Republic of Katalantana.
  • : Verconia was endorsed by The Republic of Katalantana.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, Verconian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Emperor Vercon.
  • : Verconia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Cannibalism Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Verconian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, most pop videos prominently feature the Verconian flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, all astronauts are hot twenty-something models selected because they have 'the right stuff'.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Verconian Navy.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, children are raised bilingual from an early age.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 145 » A mean old man, Aivintis, The Three States of Fortuna, VW53Aland, New Leganes, Asendavia, East Malaysia, Debluu, Stellar Colonies, The Empire of Rijelv, Empire of Dabiristan, The Almighty Country, Hizuru, Aeljae, Aquyia, Axdel, Kangarawa, Impia Aghte, Plazland, Brotherland, Thurland, Caymarnia, Goodnamesarerare, Narinoland, Grossvietnam, Talitoa, Lanagon, Roliganistan, BearStackof2015, ReeK, Kaigi, Enlil, Propwash, A Slanted Black Stripe, New Bradenia Ghost, Republic of Berzerkistan, Kucia, Ridann, Fellon, Unger under over, From New World, Federated States of Zootron, Slys Paws, Drunken Seal Islands, Mardom, Lyontisia, Elejamie, Tshana, Blobbo, The Marlands, and 95 others.Modra, The 7th Coalition of Alba, Azealand Isle, Cymru Broadcasters, Karatol-Advenra, Cacnesia, Bai Lung, Sandboxford, Zang0, Brethren, Santa Dystopia, The Free Republic of Japan, United Citizens, Agave, Iodinia, Mandatory Herding, Xhya-zsathis 03b, Rainbow Vests, Novosejia, Sea Lions, Karcovshkie, Order of the Saint Dumas, Adavan, Lointland, Trimmania, Irizia, Myehn, Wakeopolis, Marrabuk, 3 14159265358979323846264, Bobadyk, Romanoddle Republic, Vaskeden, Dragons Blood, OhCraplakistan, Azosd, Three Como leagues, Constervatania, EmpireBR, Trinchet, Murshan, Kallik, NewImperia, Nations Europe Unie, Pondingonia, Estande, The Holy Rat, Headpat Central, ArenaC, Grangrado, Lunma Un, La Xinga, Akimera, Altys, Bissrigeor, Dorles, Tassirion, Grod Dratia, Kriov, Verisi, Floridian Australia, The Soviet Texas Union, Foksan, Norveeba, Dwightica, Davinhia, Wiranath, Vilender, Royabad, Roissyland, Anfair, West Nagato, Alarastra, Working scumbags, Keovia, BeNjAmInLaNdIa, Goat Republic, Criosalis, Pakitsk, Mabornia, Evrigenis, Wallenburg, Khusja, Gran Yucanoa, Savage, Davidos Bananos, Resaaria, Unitria, Canadian Technocrats, Domicilium Requiem, Amjedia, Coruh, Merlovich, Cyberstrom, and Katalantana.