by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,045thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,048thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,481st
The United Socialist States of
Father Knows Best State
. يا عمّال العالم ، اتحدوا
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Viael

Population607 million

CapitalAurelia

Currencyruble
AnimalBasilisk

The United Socialist States of Viael is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 607 million Viaelians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurelia. The average income tax rate is 58.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Viaelian economy, worth 53.7 trillion rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 88,423 rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food', a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales', and scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Basilisk. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Viael's national animal is the Basilisk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Viael is ranked 12,766th in the world and 20th in The Communist Bloc for Most Avoided, scoring 234.96 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,045thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,048thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,481stLargest Mining Sector: 11,707thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,183rdMost Avoided: 12,766thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,115thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,882ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,619th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31st in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 46th in the regionMost Armed: 53rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 62nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 63rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Viael was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Basilisk.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales'.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food'.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, Viael has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, the police turn a blind eye to desecration if it's done in the name of religion or protest.
  • : Following new legislation in Viael, food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police.

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