|Leader||Generalissimo Attero Dirotskiyy|
|Faith||a Cult of Personality|
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Vetelo's influence in USSD fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
- : Vetelo's influence in USSD rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
- : Vetelo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Vetelo agreed to construct embassies between USSD and Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas.
- : Vetelo was endorsed by The Republic of Creswick.
- : Vetelo lodged a message on the USSD Regional Message Board.
- : Vetelo was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
- : Vetelo was endorsed by The Peoples Synod of Leeberginstan.
- : Vetelo's influence in USSD rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
- : Vetelo was endorsed by The People's Republic of Kukundi.
Endorsements Received: 45 » Esevaria, Narwhalstan, Deified Ideals, The Land of Home, Mercia State, New Slovien, Hrabri Reka, Bookchingrad, Stoichia, Australia MK2, Sovniya, Socliberlandia, New Vistavus, Coobah, Solarican Republic, Five Gulfs, Marrsovia, Reformed Batavia, 4meric4, Casta Chors, New Russsia, The Near West, The International Syndicate of Workers, Krakowia, Farkhalaland, Belslavia, Russian Subsidiaries, Acktoria, The Communist State of Texas, Rhadaria, Western Fiestan, Verdant Popcorn, The Free Panama Commune, Ashenov, Gestravia, Rakdai, The USSVG, Vinozio, North Nam Viet, Quellage, Aroltia, Batkostan, Union of Hungarian Soviet Republics, Gabeonia, and Unat.