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Fattest Citizens: 3,927th Rudest Citizens: 5,383rd Highest Disposable Incomes: 5,461st
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Time to fly....It's the only choice.
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Versatran

Population484 million

CapitalHovercraft Central

CurrencyPadd
AnimalSentinel

The Republic of Versatran is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 484 million Versatrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hovercraft Central. The average income tax rate is 8.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Versatran economy, worth 60.6 trillion Padds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 125,156 Padds, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf", stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents, and Sentinel is one of the most popular forenames in Versatran. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Versatran's national animal is the Sentinel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Versatran is ranked 26,838th in the world and 62nd in Spiritus for Most Cultured, scoring 79 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Fattest Citizens: 3,927thRudest Citizens: 5,383rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,461stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,937thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,405thTop
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Most Secular: 8,546thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,775thHighest Drug Use: 8,834thMost Avoided: 9,448thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,518thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,436thMost Armed: 10,982ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,867thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,263rdLargest Mining Sector: 12,381stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,966th
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Rudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Versatran lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Versatran lodged a message on the Spiritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, Sentinel is one of the most popular forenames in Versatran.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf".
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, most ambassadors from Versatran retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, billions of Padds are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".

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