by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,226thMost Influential: 6,307thSafest: 8,337th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Condemnant Quo Non Intellegunt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.321 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Roderick Lockwood


The United Socialist States of Vessarlian is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.321 billion Vessarlans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rocaster. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Vessarlan economy, worth 52.7 trillion Septims a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,889 Septims, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Carefully-staged grief is displayed by Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood after national disasters, police aim to defeat hatred with love with their "hugs-for-thugs" program, under love's heavy burden Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood sinks lower in the political right's esteem, and political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vessarlian's national animal is the Okapi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheist.

Vessarlian is ranked 61,697th in the world and 1,767th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 61.81 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,226thTop
Most Influential: 6,307thSafest: 8,337thMost Pacifist: 8,586thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,945thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,340thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,555thNicest Citizens: 17,049thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,640thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,522ndBest Weather: 19,789thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,633rdMost Inclusive: 20,666thMost Income Equality: 21,626thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,762ndMost Beautiful Environments: 22,468thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,212th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 171st in the regionSafest: 265th in the regionMost Pacifist: 290th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 468th in the regionMost Influential: 472nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 521st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 538th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 551st in the regionNicest Citizens: 564th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 577th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 582nd in the regionBest Weather: 620th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 677th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 678th in the regionMost Inclusive: 708th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 714th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 736th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 760th in the regionMost Cultured: 764th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 778th in the region

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