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Most Secular: 576thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 611thMost Pacifist: 896th
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

Population13.382 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, genial nation, ruled by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.382 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, although Administration, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Vostrov economy, worth a remarkable 3,102 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 231,841 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas has promised 'power to the puppies', celebrities sit helplessly as they are labeled "pompous womples" by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas, skateparks can be found in every city, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. 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 302,526th in the world and 233rd in The Free Nations Region for Fattest Citizens, with 2.68 Obesity Rate.

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Most Secular: 576thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 611thMost Pacifist: 896thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 903rdSafest: 906thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,007thNicest Citizens: 1,025thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,333rdMost Inclusive: 1,334thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,356thMost Developed: 1,382ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,479thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,491stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,562ndLargest Governments: 1,635thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,712thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,730thHighest Food Quality: 1,733rdBest Weather: 1,777thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,802ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,814thSmartest Citizens: 1,837thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,967thMost Efficient Economies: 2,096thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,186thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,193rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,270thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,639thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,718thMost Cultured: 2,967thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 5,267thHighest Economic Output: 5,846thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,919thMost Influential: 14,191stTop
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Most Income Equality: 23,754thLargest Populations: 25,984thMost Valuable International Artwork: 27,585th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vostrov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, celebrities sit helplessly as they are labeled "pompous womples" by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas has promised 'power to the puppies'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, passive-aggressive congratulations cards inform mums-to-be that their pregnancy is their greatest achievement in life.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, when flight control tells pilots to alter course the usual reply is "No, YOU move!".
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.

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