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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,971st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,132nd Least Corrupt Governments: 8,539th
The Federation of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Vernik

Population1.508 billion

CurrencyBurning Flag
AnimalBlack Cat

The Federation of Vernik is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.508 billion Vernikians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 68.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Vernikian economy, worth 65.6 trillion Burning Flags a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 43,527 Burning Flags, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The children of Vernik are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, the government spends millions of Burning Flags every year prosecuting spammers, you're only as old as you feel, and even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vernik's national animal is the Black Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vernik is ranked 148,066th in the world and 50th in Libertarian Socialist Confederation for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -5.97 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,971stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,132ndTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,539thMost Income Equality: 11,052ndNicest Citizens: 12,586thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,451stBest Weather: 15,015th

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