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Most Secular: 655thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 819thMost Pacifist: 953rd
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
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Vostrov

Population15.686 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, safe nation, ruled by P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.686 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 3,637 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 231,925 Universal and Reliable Valentian Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense, lovesick people are told 'it's not them, it's you', and goldfish bowls are three metres in diameter. 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 279,134th in the world and 96th in The Free Nations Region for Most Pro-Market, scoring -85.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most Secular: 655thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 819thMost Pacifist: 953rdSafest: 1,012thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,069thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,112thNicest Citizens: 1,143rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,445thMost Developed: 1,498thMost Inclusive: 1,499thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,617thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,623rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,681stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,711thLargest Governments: 1,779thLowest Crime Rates: 1,811thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,825thHighest Food Quality: 1,865thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,893rdBest Weather: 1,911thHealthiest Citizens: 1,937thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,017thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,034thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,109thSmartest Citizens: 2,187thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,196thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,538thMost Efficient Economies: 2,631stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,719thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,884thTop
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Most Cultured: 3,307thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,880thHighest Economic Output: 5,418thHighest Average Incomes: 6,586thMost Influential: 11,990thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,301stMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,661stMost Income Equality: 23,957thLargest Populations: 24,363rd
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, goldfish bowls are three metres in diameter.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, lovesick people are told 'it's not them, it's you'.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, saying 'Hi Guys' to a mixed gender group of people at work is a fireable offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, a little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass.
  • : Following new legislation in Vostrov, schoolchildren are divided over P M Kendrick Jovita Demetrius Andreas's "Why Tigers are Cooler than Lions" speech.
  • : Vostrov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Vostrov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Vostrov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Vostrov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombies.
  • : Vostrov altered its national flag.

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