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Lowest Crime Rates: 813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 826thLargest Governments: 1,198th
The Hyperborean Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In the Gods We Trust
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / Chief Executive
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Vostag

Population15.576 billion

CapitalCommoriom
LeaderKaiser Thor Odinson
FaithSidr

CurrencyMark
AnimalRaven

The Hyperborean Empire of Vostag is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Kaiser Thor Odinson with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 15.576 billion Hyperboreans 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commoriom. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Hyperborean economy, worth a remarkable 3,684 trillion Marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 236,565 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Vostag, every workday begins with group therapy, and teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vostag's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sidr.

Vostag is ranked 204,556th in the world and 91st in Barbaria for Least Corrupt Governments, with 26.03 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 813thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 826thLargest Governments: 1,198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,400thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,643rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,768thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,224thMost Developed: 2,275thSafest: 2,403rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,444thRudest Citizens: 2,850thHighest Economic Output: 3,008thSmartest Citizens: 3,047thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,262ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,666thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,698thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,950thHighest Average Incomes: 3,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,065thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,217thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,416thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,506thMost Cultured: 4,796thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,888thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,934thMost Influential: 8,463rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,399thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,010thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,011thLargest Mining Sector: 17,949thMost Stationary: 20,300th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vostag removed regional password protection from Barbaria.
  • : Vostag was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Vostag updated the World Factbook entry in Barbaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostag, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostag, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostag, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Vostag.
  • : Vostag updated the World Factbook entry in Barbaria.
  • : Vostag updated the World Factbook entry in Barbaria.
  • : Vostag appointed The Commonwealth of Highland-Orkney Union as Chancellor with authority over Polls in Barbaria.
  • : Vostag lodged a message on the Barbaria Regional Message Board.

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