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Most Influential: 5,526thHealthiest Citizens: 5,808thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,101st
The Democratic Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Its not who votes its who counts the votes
Vlasko Vlaskovski
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population10.987 billion

LeaderVlasko Vlaskovski


The Democratic Republic of Vlaska is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Vlasko Vlaskovski with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 10.987 billion Vlaskans 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Singidunum. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vlaskan economy, worth a remarkable 1,306 trillion Dinars 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 118,936 Dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gift hampers filled with delicious beef jerky are sent to newly communist nations, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, Vlasko Vlaskovski's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support, and the government's new "quiet competence" initiative has supporters and detractors alike reeling in confusion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vlaska's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Vlaska is ranked 10,303rd in the world and 96th in Europeia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 11,673.12 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 5,526thHealthiest Citizens: 5,808thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,101stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,925thMost Pacifist: 7,460thLowest Crime Rates: 8,335thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,464thMost Secular: 8,570thSafest: 8,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,658thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,781stMost Developed: 9,800thBest Weather: 10,033rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,407thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,523rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,546thNicest Citizens: 11,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,835thTop
Largest Governments: 13,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,433rdLargest Welfare Programs: 13,473rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,688thSmartest Citizens: 14,625thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,717thHighest Economic Output: 15,737thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,284thHighest Food Quality: 17,118thMost Efficient Economies: 17,492ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,478thMost Cultured: 20,768thMost Income Equality: 23,149thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,569th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 51st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Pacifist: 83rd in the regionSafest: 87th in the regionMost Income Equality: 88th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 93rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 94th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 98th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vlaska's influence in Europeia rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Vlaska altered its national flag.
  • : Vlaska relocated from Lazarus to Europeia.
  • : Vlaska was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Vlaska ceased to exist in Europeia.
  • : Vlaska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Vlaska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Vlaska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Vlaska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Vlaska was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.