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Largest Black Market: 2,183rd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,215th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,251st
The Emerging Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
If I Meow. Will You?
A smilie face drawn onto a private part
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Vinage

Population8.023 billion

CapitalFistbumpington
LeaderA smilie face drawn onto a private part

CurrencyReformer
AnimalKitty Cat

The Emerging Nation of Vinage is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by A smilie face drawn onto a private part with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 8.023 billion Vinageans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fistbumpington. The average income tax rate is 69.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Vinagean economy, worth a remarkable 1,240 trillion Reformers 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. 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 an impressive 154,566 Reformers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went, there's a lot of babies crying for milk in the middle of the day, and it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Vinagean resumés. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vinage's national animal is the Kitty Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vinage is ranked 31,967th in the world and 138th in Europeia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 4,783.84 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Black Market: 2,183rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,215thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,251stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,332ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,466thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,333rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,039thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,166thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,771stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,464thHighest Economic Output: 10,812thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,054thFattest Citizens: 11,228thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,406thMost Influential: 11,554thHighest Average Incomes: 11,887thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,904thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,476thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,931stMost Avoided: 14,366thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,546thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,753rdLargest Governments: 16,854thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,154th
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 45th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Avoided: 66th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 74th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 74th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vinage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Vinage, it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Vinagean resumés.
  • : Following new legislation in Vinage, there's a lot of babies crying for milk in the middle of the day.
  • : Following new legislation in Vinage, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in Vinage, historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre.
  • : Following new legislation in Vinage, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it.
  • : Vinage lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • : Vinage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Vinage resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Vinage was endorsed by The Peaceful Republic of Acapais.

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