The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Commandant Drummond with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.135 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 dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda. 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 7,893 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 489,236 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.
Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, and the law says that all Versais are created equal no matter how they were created. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Versail voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
- : Versail changed its national motto to "For the glory of the Republic!".
- : Versail changed its national capital to "Oxsana", its demonym to "Versai", and its leader to "Commandant Drummond".
- : Versail lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
- : Versail was endorsed by The Questionable Existence of Your Imaginary Friend.
- : Versail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Versail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- : Versail's influence in Lazarus rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Versail was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
- : Versail endorsed The Empire of Yocat.
Endorsements Received: 18 » Lazarene Ryccia, Loftegen 2, New Rogernomics, Treadwellia, Sneyland, Snoodum, Kakatiya, Denado, NoDrugCrimeTown, Mainze, Kan Po, Fissure Town, Rommanda, Ireland Isles, The Sigometh Dynasty, Yocat, Shangri-La Valley, and Your Imaginary Friend.