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Most Secular: 515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 631stMost Pacifist: 708th
The Scientific Super Colliders of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
First, you must get a cat. Get the Meow.
P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vostrov

Population10.85 billion

CapitalSite 17 of Large Hadron Super Collider
LeaderP M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas
FaithAtheism Amongst Many Other Religions

CurrencyUniversal and Reliable Valentian Credit
AnimalEfficient en Reliable Yet Cuddly Android

The Scientific Super Colliders of Vostrov is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.85 billion Vostrovs 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, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Site 17 of Large Hadron Super Collider. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Vostrov economy, worth a remarkable 2,502 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 230,646 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Complaining about Christmas music in October is a ho-ho-horrendous crime, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, there is a dearth of space for new houses, and unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vostrov's national animal is the Efficient en Reliable Yet Cuddly Android, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism Amongst Many Other Religions.

Vostrov is ranked 151,059th in the world and 323rd in The Free Nations Region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 296.97 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 631stMost Pacifist: 708thSafest: 721stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 768thMost Compassionate Citizens: 808thNicest Citizens: 845thMost Inclusive: 1,091stMost Developed: 1,091stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,125thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,188thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,283rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,292ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,342ndLargest Governments: 1,391stLowest Crime Rates: 1,417thHighest Food Quality: 1,482ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,498thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,555thBest Weather: 1,565thSmartest Citizens: 1,649thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,710thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,758thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,816thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,858thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,932ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,238thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,257thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,340thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,486thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,747thHighest Average Incomes: 4,729thHighest Economic Output: 6,761stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,294thMost Stationary: 9,972ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,843rdTop
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Most Influential: 14,157thMost Income Equality: 21,171st
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Income Equality: 39th in the regionMost Politically Free: 42nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, complaining about Christmas music in October is a ho-ho-horrendous crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, AI citizens are criticized for being robotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, half-submerged and flooded seaside hotels are technically still next to the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, Vostrov's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows.

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