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Most Influential: 533rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,274thBest Weather: 4,261st
The Aristocratic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Forço en Unitat
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
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Verdon

Population12.738 billion

CapitalCamarga

CurrencyEscu
AnimalHorse

The Aristocratic Republic of Verdon is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 12.738 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 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Verdonian economy, worth 934 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 73,380 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 172,126th in the world and 150th in The Western Isles for Most Politically Free, scoring 40.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Best Weather: 4,261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,839thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,041stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,148thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,404thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,444thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,150thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,296thMost Stationary: 6,553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,821stMost Cultured: 9,202ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,241stMost Inclusive: 10,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,787thNudest: 11,530thNicest Citizens: 11,576thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 12,744thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,011thMost Pacifist: 15,713thSmartest Citizens: 16,616thHighest Economic Output: 19,491stLowest Crime Rates: 21,214thLargest Populations: 21,345thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,565th
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the region

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