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Most Valuable International Artwork: 366thLargest Agricultural Sector: 561stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,023rd
The People's Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Prosperity through obedience
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Vostokian Union

Population474 million

CapitalVaktovia

CurrencyVostoks
AnimalWolf

The People's Republic of Vostokian Union is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 474 million Vostokians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vaktovia. The average income tax rate is 54.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vostokian Unionian economy, worth 62.4 trillion Vostoks 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 Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Retail. 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 131,546 Vostoks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Large areas of Vostokian Union are not accessible by the public, kitchen patrol is dominated by ten-year-old runts, the most common doctor's prescription is "get out of my consulting room", and government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vostokian Union's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vostokian Union is ranked 226,129th in the world and 967th in Europe for Most Primitive, scoring -237.6 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 366thLargest Agricultural Sector: 561stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,023rdTop
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Most Influential: 4,605thMost Secular: 5,652ndLargest Retail Industry: 9,304thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,306thMost Conservative: 10,599thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,117thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13,464thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,024thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,573rdMost Developed: 14,911thLowest Crime Rates: 16,820thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,056thHighest Average Incomes: 19,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,974thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,717thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,214thMost Efficient Economies: 23,232ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,322nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 64th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 68th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionMost Secular: 84th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 89th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 99th in the regionLargest Black Market: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 119th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, government agents scour baking periodicals for subversive recipes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, the most common doctor's prescription is "get out of my consulting room".
  • : Vostokian Union was endorsed by The Sultanate of Monkistan.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, kitchen patrol is dominated by ten-year-old runts.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, large areas of Vostokian Union are not accessible by the public.
  • : Vostokian Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, anti-vaxxers are right about the government injecting diseases into people.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostokian Union, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.

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