by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 12th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 18th Most Subsidized Industry: 91st
The Grand Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For the glory of the Republic!
Commandant Drummond
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population16.135 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 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.

Versail is ranked 1,066th in the world and 57th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 12,087.33 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Black Market: 12thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18thMost Subsidized Industry: 91stMost Corrupt Governments: 91stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 135thMost Advanced Public Transport: 172ndMost Advanced Public Education: 197thLargest Mining Sector: 220thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 221stHighest Average Incomes: 257thLargest Governments: 327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 349thMost Efficient Economies: 364thLowest Crime Rates: 411thHighest Economic Output: 599thMost Devout: 686thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 810thHighest Poor Incomes: 967thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,066thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,405thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 1,825thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,914thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,147thSmartest Citizens: 2,321stMost Avoided: 2,661stLargest Retail Industry: 3,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,214thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,111thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,990thTop
Largest Populations: 8,642ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,666thMost Cultured: 11,675thMost Influential: 12,893rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,047thRudest Citizens: 15,285thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,939th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Devout: 44th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 52nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 96th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 101st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 105th in the regionMost Avoided: 158th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 177th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 181st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 196th in the regionLargest Populations: 275th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 290th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 391st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 509th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 687th in the regionRudest Citizens: 691st in the regionMost Cultured: 706th in the region

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