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Most Advanced Public Transport: 56th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 87th Most Advanced Public Education: 181st
The Dear Leader of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Founder / Deputy Supreme Commissar
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.066 billion

LeaderGeneralissimo Attero Dirotskiyy
Faitha Cult of Personality

CurrencyUSSD Credit
AnimalYakut Kiwi

The Dear Leader of Vetelo is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Generalissimo Attero Dirotskiyy with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 12.066 billion Vetelonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miguel. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Vetelonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,640 trillion USSD Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 218,814 USSD Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private, and the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Vetelo. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vetelo's national animal is the Yakut Kiwi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a Cult of Personality.

Vetelo is ranked 53,704th in the world and 43rd in USSD for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 67.38 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 56thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 87thMost Advanced Public Education: 181stMost Pacifist: 262ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 311thLowest Crime Rates: 328thHighest Average Tax Rates: 329thLargest Welfare Programs: 347thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 408thLargest Governments: 421stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 432ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 903rdMost Influential: 974thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,021stMost Inclusive: 1,096thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,121stSmartest Citizens: 1,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,379thMost Developed: 1,581stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 1,755thMost Cultured: 1,832ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,430thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,599thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,024thMost Efficient Economies: 3,412thHealthiest Citizens: 3,644thNicest Citizens: 3,824thHighest Economic Output: 4,177thHighest Average Incomes: 4,401stMost Secular: 5,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,730thSafest: 8,074thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 10,622ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,837thMost Stationary: 11,219thMost Income Equality: 14,717thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,925thLargest Populations: 16,806th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the region

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