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Most Income Equality: 14,891stMost Secular: 23,618th
The People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
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Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
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Varanius The Second

Population2.515 billion

CurrencyVires
AnimalBombardier Beetle

The People's Republic of Varanius The Second is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.515 billion Varanius The Secondians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 53.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Varanius The Secondian economy, worth 104 trillion Vireses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,683 Vireses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices, and acute politicians deride opposition members for being obtuse. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius The Second's national animal is the Bombardier Beetle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Varanius The Second is ranked 107,120th in the world and 5,165th in Osiris for Highest Economic Output, with 104 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 14,891stMost Secular: 23,618th
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Most Income Equality: 380th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Varanius The Second applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, acute politicians deride opposition members for being obtuse.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Varanius The Second was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius The Second, Leader's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army.

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