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Most Advanced Public Transport: 75th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th Most Advanced Public Education: 188th
The Dear Leader of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Founder / Deputy Supreme Commissar / Founding Member
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.474 billion

LeaderSupreme Commissar Attero Dirotskiyy
Faitha Cult of Personality

CurrencyUSSD Credit
AnimalYakut Kiwi

The Dear Leader of Vetelo is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Commissar Attero Dirotskiyy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, rampant corporate plagiarism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 8.474 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, socially-minded, well-organized morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. 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 1,751 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 and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 206,668 USSD Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. 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 14,430th in the world and 57th in USSD for Safest, scoring 115.15 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 75thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112thMost Advanced Public Education: 188thMost Pacifist: 289thHighest Average Tax Rates: 332ndLowest Crime Rates: 343rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 359thLargest Governments: 445thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 477thLargest Welfare Programs: 590thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 704thMost Corrupt Governments: 881stMost Subsidized Industry: 994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,088thMost Secular: 1,243rdMost Inclusive: 1,362ndSmartest Citizens: 1,428thMost Developed: 1,486thTop
Most Cultured: 1,823rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,992ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,383rdMost Influential: 3,549thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,573rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,001stHighest Average Incomes: 4,707thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,646thHighest Economic Output: 5,900thHealthiest Citizens: 6,147thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,450thNicest Citizens: 10,322ndMost Income Equality: 11,293rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,832ndSafest: 14,430th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, frat-house partying has become the national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Vetelo proposed constructing embassies between USSD and Olgea.
  • : Vetelo ejected and banned The Borderlands of Palatsk from USSD.
  • : Vetelo lodged a message on the USSD Regional Message Board.
  • : Vetelo voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protection of Biomedical Research"".
  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, Air Vetelo tickets have reached sky-high prices due to a complete monopoly on air travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Vetelo, condemned prisoners spend hours a day sitting in lotus position looking perplexed.


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