by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdLargest Black Market: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 115th
The Grand Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the glory of the Republic!
Commandant Drummond
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.405 billion

LeaderCommandant Drummond
FaithOrthodox Christian

AnimalBrown Bear

The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Commandant Drummond with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, ban on automobiles, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.405 billion Versais 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oxsana. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Versailian economy, worth a remarkable 9,468 trillion Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 487,939 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Every school is receiving a brand new eraser, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Versais, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Brown Bears and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Versail's national animal is the Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christian.

Versail is ranked 238,115th in the world and 8,171st in Lazarus for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 29.2 Whatever.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdLargest Black Market: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 120thMost Subsidized Industry: 122ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 144thMost Advanced Public Education: 204thLargest Mining Sector: 244thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 268thHighest Poor Incomes: 327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 350thHighest Average Incomes: 356thLargest Governments: 366thLowest Crime Rates: 431stHighest Economic Output: 543rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 655thMost Devout: 861stMost Developed: 1,301stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,618thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,697thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,745thMost Efficient Economies: 1,761stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,227thSmartest Citizens: 2,261stTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,779thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,301stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,202ndMost Influential: 4,536thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,713thLargest Retail Industry: 5,151stMost Avoided: 5,265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,600thLargest Populations: 8,148thMost Cultured: 10,938thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,073rdLargest Publishing Industry: 16,843rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,706thHealthiest Citizens: 21,237th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 36th in the regionMost Devout: 49th in the regionMost Developed: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 68th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 88th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionMost Influential: 105th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 183rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 198th in the regionLargest Populations: 228th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 253rd in the regionMost Avoided: 279th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 330th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 513th in the regionMost Cultured: 617th in the regionRudest Citizens: 667th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 817th in the region

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