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Most Pacifist: 11,260thSafest: 13,774thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,080th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
I Shall Return To Your Side
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Virellean

Population104 million

Currencycoronet
Animaldeer

The Kingdom of Virellean is a very large, genial nation, notable for its parental licensing program, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 104 million Virelleanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Virelleanian economy, worth 3.12 trillion coronets 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 dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 29,968 coronets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines, much of Virellean's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, and the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Virellean's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Virellean is ranked 15,423rd in the world and 60th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 84.37 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Pacifist: 11,260thTop
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Safest: 13,774thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,080thMost Income Equality: 15,423rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,110thMost Inclusive: 24,195thHighest Drug Use: 26,722ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 27,040th
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Highest Drug Use: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, much of Virellean's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.
  • : Virellean's influence in Refugia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Virellean was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive and Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, third world countries are rich in "I Love Virellean City" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, rare steaks seem even bluer now.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Virellean, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.

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