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Most Efficient Economies: 391stMost Secular: 396thLowest Crime Rates: 404th
The Overwatch's Enhanced Bastion of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Earth's Defense Force. Taking care of Earth's enemies.
Jamie Izabella Astrid Lizbeth Ruby Marie
Influence
Powerbroker
Voorzichtigheid
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Voorzichtigheid

Population10.117 billion

CapitalWatchpoint Gibraltar of the Ex-Overwatch
LeaderJamie Izabella Astrid Lizbeth Ruby Marie
FaithAtheism amongst Many Other Religions

CurrencyUniversal and Reliable Valentian Credit
AnimalVery Big Katten en Kittens van de Wereld

The Overwatch's Enhanced Bastion of Voorzichtigheid is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Jamie Izabella Astrid Lizbeth Ruby Marie with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.117 billion Titans 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 large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watchpoint Gibraltar of the Ex-Overwatch. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Voorzichtigheidian economy, worth a remarkable 3,174 trillion Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 313,730 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Metal detectors at school gates make sure that teenagers are carrying at least one sidearm, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, Jamie Izabella Astrid Lizbeth Ruby Marie's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, and election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voorzichtigheid's national animal is the Very Big Katten en Kittens van de Wereld, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism amongst Many Other Religions.

Voorzichtigheid is ranked 2,548th in the world and 2nd in Singapore Island for Most Armed, with 13.75 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Efficient Economies: 391stMost Secular: 396thLowest Crime Rates: 404thHighest Average Tax Rates: 408thMost Scientifically Advanced: 410thLargest Governments: 437thHighest Poor Incomes: 502ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 572ndSmartest Citizens: 608thMost Developed: 662ndMost Inclusive: 662ndLongest Average Lifespans: 751stMost Subsidized Industry: 777thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 947thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,010thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,207thHealthiest Citizens: 1,299thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,487thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,563rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,640thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,803rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,820thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,930thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,941stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,196thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,204thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,351stTop
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Safest: 2,468thNicest Citizens: 2,472ndMost Armed: 2,548thMost Cultured: 2,574thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,708thBest Weather: 4,295thHighest Economic Output: 4,404thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,588thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,684thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,606thMost Stationary: 9,757thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,762ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,878thMost Influential: 14,020thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,346thMost Income Equality: 15,872nd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Voorzichtigheid was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, Jamie Izabella Astrid Lizbeth Ruby Marie's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, metal detectors at school gates make sure that teenagers are carrying at least one sidearm.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, the government tries to improve relations with hostile countries by sending gift baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, not many kids know Shakespeare's Hamlet but most of them have seen unofficial sequel Hamlet III - The Search For Osric.
  • : Following new legislation in Voorzichtigheid, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.

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