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Most Patriotic: 1,183rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,784thMost Secular: 2,127th
The Empire of
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Verconia

Population1.44 billion

CapitalVeltcona
LeaderEmperor Vercon

Currencyvercoin
Animalfalcon

The Empire of Verconia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Vercon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.44 billion Verconians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Veltcona. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Verconian economy, worth 287 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 Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,417 vercoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

There is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, cars have been banned, Emperor Vercon's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and the police insist that racism does not exist. 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.

Verconia is ranked 9,917th in the world and 282nd in The East Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 92.75 quips per hour.

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Most Patriotic: 1,183rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,784thMost Secular: 2,127thMost Influential: 2,493rdTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4,880thLowest Crime Rates: 5,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,621stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,783rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,945thHealthiest Citizens: 6,284thMost Cultured: 6,350thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,659thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,907thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,342ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,410thMost Developed: 7,580thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,799thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,836thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,625thLargest Governments: 8,996thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,705thSmartest Citizens: 9,917thHighest Food Quality: 10,060thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,017thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,307thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,381stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,455thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,486thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 15,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,555thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,731stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,578thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25,096thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,847th
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Most Patriotic: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 121st in the regionMost Influential: 131st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 135th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 141st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 156th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 159th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionMost Cultured: 165th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 190th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 205th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 209th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 228th in the regionMost Developed: 234th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 238th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 241st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionLargest Governments: 257th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 258th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 282nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 295th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 317th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 435th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 451st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 465th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 498th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 521st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 564th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 658th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 721st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 818th in the regionBest Weather: 841st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 869th in the regionRudest Citizens: 936th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, the police insist that racism does not exist.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, Emperor Vercon's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, cars have been banned.
  • : Verconia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Verconia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, theatre audiences often need a telescope to see the stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Verconia, Verconian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » A mean old man, Aivintis, Taurora, The Three States of Fortuna, VW53Aland, New Leganes, Asendavia, East Malaysia, Debluu, Canadian Technocrats, Stellar Colonies, The Empire of Rijelv, Empire of Dabiristan, The Almighty Country, Hizuru, Aeljae, Aquyia, Albrook, Axdel, Auslivia, Kangarawa, In Insulam Autem Sanguis Et Magia, Impia Aghte, Republic of Restaks, Rhealaliit, Plazland, Brotherland, Thurland, The united republican democratic states, Caymarnia, Wiranath, Chalan, Fanderia, Goodnamesarerare, North Bernia, Arcadiam, Narinoland, Vaskeden, Layngderfleethe, Grossvietnam, Talitoa, Distro-Spartica, Lanagon, Dannemarie, Roliganistan, BearStackof2015, ReeK, Kaigi, Enlil, Propwash, and 75 others.A Slanted Black Stripe, New Bradenia Ghost, Republic of Berzerkistan, Scaperlancobbinstan, Kucia, Wanabe, Ridann, Perah, Fellon, Dreamersistan, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Evrigenis, Romanoddle Republic, Veterans Association, Risany Tripsonia, Unger under over, From New World, Federated States of Zootron, Wakeopolis, Lingu, Land of Corporations, Preat, Rikos Isles, Slys Paws, East Deslang, Rainbow Vests, Drunken Seal Islands, Dravida India, Konneticut, Mardom, Survivoristan, Nevertopia, Bogliqia, Lyontisia, Tassirion, Elejamie, Azureano, Tshana, Blobbo, The Marlands, Kingdom of Hapsteld, Exitos, Uniao Sovietica de Minas Gerais, Modra, Anpania, Merlovich, The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, Nociav, Frankinstan, Zohaib, The 7th Coalition of Alba, Azealand Isle, Kelsyth, Tyrosalem, Blobon, Cymru Broadcasters, Guys it literally says YOU ARE SUS, Karatol-Advenra, Ribanzi, Neo-Western East Korea, Chesstitans, Cacnesia, Dragonia, Bai Lung, Tum Quan, Holy Alasia Orozen, Sandboxford, Kurogasa, Zang0, Kaldrbuth, Kond Mex Ethostorgel, Isole Ionie, Brethren, Gernmark, and Kavanos.

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