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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 22ndLargest Black Market: 91stMost Corrupt Governments: 118th
The Grand Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the glory of the Republic!
Commandant Drummond
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.145 billion

LeaderCommandant Drummond
FaithOrthodox Christian

AnimalBrown Bear

The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Commandant Drummond with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.145 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, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, 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 9,405 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 491,267 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 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 149th in the world and 7th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 13,524.22 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 22ndLargest Black Market: 91stMost Corrupt Governments: 118thMost Subsidized Industry: 121stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 124thMost Advanced Public Transport: 149thMost Advanced Public Education: 206thLargest Mining Sector: 252ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 271stHighest Poor Incomes: 329thHighest Average Tax Rates: 350thHighest Average Incomes: 352ndLargest Governments: 360thLowest Crime Rates: 427thHighest Economic Output: 550thLargest Agricultural Sector: 614thMost Devout: 843rdMost Developed: 1,314thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,618thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,622ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,678thMost Efficient Economies: 1,767thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,094thSmartest Citizens: 2,244thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,649thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,277thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,153rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,347thMost Influential: 4,375thMost Avoided: 4,772ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,944thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,406thLargest Populations: 8,150thMost Cultured: 10,736thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,058thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,327thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,335thHealthiest Citizens: 20,824thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,127th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 52nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 65th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 70th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 114th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 187th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 199th in the regionLargest Populations: 230th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 251st in the regionMost Avoided: 262nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 329th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 531st in the regionMost Cultured: 594th in the regionRudest Citizens: 734th in the region

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