by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,098thMost Influential: 2,795thSafest: 8,215th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Condemnant Quo Non Intellegunt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.152 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 national health service, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.152 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 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 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Vessarlan economy, worth 91.6 trillion Septims a year, is highly specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 42,571 Septims, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Under love's heavy burden Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood sinks lower in the political right's esteem, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, and spontaneous nocturnal decapitation is considered 'death by natural causes' for enemies of Vessarlian. 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 29,738th in the world and 813th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 75.53 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,098thTop
Most Influential: 2,795thSafest: 8,215thMost Pacifist: 8,397thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,775thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,438thNicest Citizens: 16,531stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,025thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,063rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,274thBest Weather: 19,989thMost Inclusive: 20,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,384thMost Income Equality: 21,801stMost Beautiful Environments: 22,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,197thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,569thHighest Food Quality: 22,787thMost Rebellious Youth: 22,809th
Most Influential: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 180th in the regionSafest: 263rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 288th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 396th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 506th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 507th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 516th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 524th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 538th in the regionNicest Citizens: 583rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 618th in the regionBest Weather: 621st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 639th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 677th in the regionMost Inclusive: 688th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 710th in the regionMost Cultured: 726th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 749th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 759th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 783rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 807th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 813th in the region

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