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Most Pacifist: 799thMost Compassionate Citizens: 851stSafest: 883rd
The Scientific Super Colliders of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
First, you must get a cat. Get the Meow.
P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas
Influence
Page
Minister of Information
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vostrov

Population7.947 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 colossal, genial nation, ruled by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.947 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 isn't funded at all. 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 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Vostrov economy, worth a remarkable 1,749 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 220,191 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Vostrov language, and flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor. 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 28,761st in the world and 41st in The Free Nations Region for Most Politically Free, scoring 79.24 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Pacifist: 799thMost Compassionate Citizens: 851stSafest: 883rdNicest Citizens: 908thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 947thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,059thMost Inclusive: 1,061stMost Developed: 1,137thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,169thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,284thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,412thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,422ndLargest Governments: 1,547thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,569thMost Secular: 1,592ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,728thHealthiest Citizens: 1,730thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,747thBest Weather: 1,808thSmartest Citizens: 1,845thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,877thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,884thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,933rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,950thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,961stTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,108thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,126thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,227thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,387thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,521stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,984thMost Cultured: 3,132ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,869thHighest Economic Output: 8,841stMost Income Equality: 9,845thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,184thTop
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Most Stationary: 11,868thMost Influential: 16,248thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,998th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Vostrov language.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt.
  • : Vostrov updated the World Factbook entry in The Free Nations Region.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.

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