by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 729thMost Advanced Public Transport: 768thMost Subsidized Industry: 818th
The Armed Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population11.46 billion

LeaderExecutive Chairman David Rosenberg


The Armed Republic of Voswen is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Executive Chairman David Rosenberg with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, parental licensing program, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.46 billion Voswenians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avristead. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Voswenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,487 trillion Jeuls a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 304,333 Jeuls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

A little pushing and pulling is needed for big ships to pass, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, doctors are encouraged to 'pull the plug' any time the government has a budget crisis, and children entertain themselves by throwing rocks through the windows of world-class museums. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voswen's national animal is the Emu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Chairmanism.

Voswen is ranked 2,198th in the world and 2nd in Texas for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 19,575.06 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Black Market: 729thMost Advanced Public Transport: 768thMost Subsidized Industry: 818thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,302ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,688thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,122ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,188thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,198thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,231stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,471stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,277thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,527thLowest Crime Rates: 4,796thHighest Economic Output: 4,837thLargest Governments: 4,965thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,998thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,483rdMost Patriotic: 5,630thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,654thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,576thMost Developed: 7,835thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,450thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,680thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,969thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,075thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,311thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,847thBest Weather: 12,194thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,684thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,462ndSmartest Citizens: 13,892ndMost Devout: 14,004thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,026thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,117thTop
Most Authoritarian: 16,577thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,478thLargest Mining Sector: 21,314thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,370thMost Conservative: 25,260thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25,729th
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Mortionia and Polish Nomads.