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Best Weather: 697th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 711th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 888th
The European United Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Vilouki

Population4.218 billion

CapitalLuxembourg
LeaderCharles Bevier
FaithAtheism

CurrencyFranc
AnimalDove

The European United Republic of Vilouki is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Charles Bevier with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.218 billion Viloukians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luxembourg. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Viloukian economy, worth 659 trillion Francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 156,394 Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Arbitration is mightier than the sword, school football matches are usually five-a-side, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vilouki's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Vilouki is ranked 711th in the world and 4th in New Western Empire for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 17,046.81 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Best Weather: 697thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 888thMost Developed: 900thMost Pacifist: 961stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,050thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,091stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,154thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,180thLowest Crime Rates: 1,201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,214thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,265thHealthiest Citizens: 1,320thMost Inclusive: 1,414thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,430thNicest Citizens: 1,506thTop
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Safest: 1,527thMost Secular: 1,643rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,685thLargest Governments: 2,048thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,861stSmartest Citizens: 3,535thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,453rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,277thMost Cultured: 8,546thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,668thHighest Average Incomes: 11,068thMost Income Equality: 11,426thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,120th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Vilouki was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, school football matches are usually five-a-side.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, billions of Francs are being poured into a space program.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Vilouki was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Vilouki, state officials tend to disappear after they forget to salute Charles Bevier's portrait.

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