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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 447th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 508th Highest Economic Output: 605th
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Through prosperity, progress
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vetalia

Population25.882 billion

CapitalVetalia City

CurrencyRuble
AnimalVetalian Gazelle

The Republic of Vetalia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 25.882 billion Vetalians 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 minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vetalia City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Vetalian economy, worth a remarkable 7,610 trillion Rubles a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 294,030 Rubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 913,849 per year while the poor average 72,776, a ratio of 12.6 to 1.

Telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, for just a few extra Rubles Vetalians can get new driving records with their new cars, online tourism reviews of Vetalia are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar, and cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags. Crime is totally unknown. Vetalia's national animal is the Vetalian Gazelle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vetalia is ranked 447th in the world and 5th in Gholgoth for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 533.24 on the Hayek Index.

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1%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 447thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 508thHighest Economic Output: 605thHighest Disposable Incomes: 655thLargest Insurance Industry: 738thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 822ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 858thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,189thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,254thMost Efficient Economies: 1,486thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,553rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,583rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,584thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,644thHighest Average Incomes: 1,673rdTop
5%
Fattest Citizens: 1,724thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,902ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,087thMost Avoided: 2,204thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,405thLargest Populations: 2,657thRudest Citizens: 2,771stSmartest Citizens: 2,806thLargest Retail Industry: 2,850thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,168thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,454thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,692ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,114thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,299thTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 8,741stMost Rebellious Youth: 9,526thSafest: 9,825thLargest Black Market: 10,337thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,423rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vetalia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Vetalia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Vetalia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Vetalia's influence in Gholgoth rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Vetalia, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags.
  • : Vetalia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetalia, online tourism reviews of Vetalia are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetalia, for just a few extra Rubles Vetalians can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetalia, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetalia, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.

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