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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 20thLargest Black Market: 82ndMost Corrupt Governments: 109th
The Grand Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For the glory of the Republic!
Commandant Drummond
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Versail

Population17.861 billion

CapitalOxsana
LeaderCommandant Drummond
FaithOrthodox Christian

CurrencyRuble
AnimalBrown Bear

The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Commandant Drummond with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.861 billion Versais are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. 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 8,874 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, broadly 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 496,877 Rubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,524,820 per year while the poor average 125,249, a ratio of 12.2 to 1.

The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, many believe that Commandant Drummond's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it, reddish-brown is the new black, and funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals. 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 174,359th in the world and 6,623rd in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring -69.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 20thLargest Black Market: 82ndMost Corrupt Governments: 109thMost Subsidized Industry: 115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 169thMost Advanced Public Education: 219thLargest Mining Sector: 233rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 234thHighest Average Incomes: 315thLargest Governments: 336thHighest Average Tax Rates: 360thLowest Crime Rates: 432ndHighest Economic Output: 568thLargest Agricultural Sector: 589thMost Devout: 756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,097thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,281stMost Developed: 1,541stMost Efficient Economies: 1,716thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,722ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,878thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,099thSmartest Citizens: 2,210thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,434thMost Avoided: 3,238thLargest Retail Industry: 3,598thMost Influential: 3,713thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,984thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,142ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,497thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,067thRudest Citizens: 6,956thLargest Populations: 8,375thMost Cultured: 10,074thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,279thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,859thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,930thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,574th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 62nd in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 79th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 92nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 118th in the regionMost Influential: 124th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionMost Avoided: 178th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 187th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 197th in the regionLargest Populations: 261st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 277th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 309th in the regionRudest Citizens: 324th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 459th in the regionMost Cultured: 552nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 607th in the regionMost Stationary: 698th in the region

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