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Most Influential: 539thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,064thBest Weather: 4,147th
The Aristocratic Republic of
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Population13.016 billion



The Aristocratic Republic of Verdon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 13.016 billion Verdonians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Camarga. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Verdonian economy, worth 938 trillion Escus a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,072 Escus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Religious education is a new government priority, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications, and even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verdon's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Verdon is ranked 198,232nd in the world and 103rd in The Western Isles for Most Primitive, scoring -106.11 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 539thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,064thTop
Best Weather: 4,147thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,808thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,927thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,125thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,195thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,967thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,262ndMost Stationary: 6,517thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,732ndMost Cultured: 9,301stMost Rebellious Youth: 10,251stMost Inclusive: 10,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,835thNudest: 11,648thNicest Citizens: 11,683rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,872ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,529thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,896thMost Pacifist: 15,476thSmartest Citizens: 17,024thHighest Economic Output: 19,792ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,989thLargest Populations: 21,268thLowest Crime Rates: 21,551st
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Nudest: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the region

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