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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 77thLargest Information Technology Sector: 133rd
The Machiavellian State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Nemo saltat sobrius
John Kaiser
Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate / Speaker of the House
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Gothic Vandelia

Population6.881 billion

CapitalDeep13
LeaderJohn Kaiser
FaithNorse

CurrencyRand
AnimalRaven

The Machiavellian State of Gothic Vandelia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by John Kaiser with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, otherworldly petting zoo, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 6.881 billion Gothic Vandelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deep13. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Gothic Vandelian economy, worth a remarkable 3,790 trillion Rand a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 550,847 Rand, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Gothic Vandelian as 'your finger, you fool', there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Gothic Vandelian politicians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gothic Vandelia's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Norse.

Gothic Vandelia is ranked 208,594th in the world and 102nd in The Wolf Clan for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 46.15 Whatever.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 64thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 77thLargest Information Technology Sector: 133rdHighest Poor Incomes: 196thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 199thHighest Average Incomes: 204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 279thRudest Citizens: 303rdMost Subsidized Industry: 343rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 348thLargest Black Market: 443rdMost Armed: 444thMost Efficient Economies: 458thLargest Agricultural Sector: 481stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 552ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 567thSmartest Citizens: 1,105thLargest Governments: 1,107thMost Secular: 1,150thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,210thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,293rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,445thMost Developed: 2,132ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,228thLargest Mining Sector: 2,411thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,663rdMost Cultured: 3,124thHighest Economic Output: 3,275thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,683rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,157thLowest Crime Rates: 4,949thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,702ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,095thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,536thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,536thMost Influential: 11,227thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 13,045thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,615thMost Average: 21,938th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the region

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