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Rudest Citizens: 242ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 825thLargest Retail Industry: 1,034th
The Zero-One Heavy Industry of
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Versatran

Population3.445 billion

CapitalHovercraft Docks
LeaderDX Machina
FaithUnity

CurrencyPadd
AnimalSentinel

The Zero-One Heavy Industry of Versatran is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by DX Machina with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, strictly enforced bedtime, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.445 billion Machinists are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hovercraft Docks. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Versatran Industries economy, worth a remarkable 1,005 trillion Padds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 291,746 Padds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,185,294 per year while the poor average 47,737, a ratio of 24.8 to 1.

An increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Versatran's national animal is the Sentinel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unity.

Versatran is ranked 16,077th in the world and 12th in Spiritus for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 24.83 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Rudest Citizens: 242ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 825thLargest Retail Industry: 1,034thFattest Citizens: 1,113thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,413thMost Armed: 1,479thMost Avoided: 1,517thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,663rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,694thHighest Crime Rates: 1,783rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,786thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,813thHighest Average Incomes: 2,028thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,308thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,400thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,444thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,472ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,521stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,720thLargest Mining Sector: 2,799thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,178thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,545thLargest Black Market: 3,697thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,940thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,654thSmartest Citizens: 5,600thMost Secular: 6,249thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,594thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,046thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,960thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,263rdHighest Drug Use: 9,554thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,962ndMost Politically Free: 10,514thMost Cultured: 13,427thMost Inclusive: 14,531stNudest: 14,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,853rdHighest Economic Output: 15,569thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,077th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Versatran was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany DX Machina to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Versatran lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling.

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