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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5th
The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Strength through Adversity
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Varayusha

Population23.548 billion

CapitalUnderwarren Prime
Leaderthe Underlord
Faithloyalty to the State

Currencytoggle-bolt
Animalicefang

The People's Republic of Varayusha is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Underlord with an even hand, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 23.548 billion Varayushans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underwarren Prime. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Varayushan economy, worth an astonishing 17,152 trillion toggle-bolts 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. 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 a breathtaking 728,411 toggle-bolts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public projects are synonymous with yawn-inducing conformity, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varayusha's national animal is the icefang, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is loyalty to the State.

Varayusha is ranked 229,513th in the world and 8,505th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.7 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18thLargest Black Market: 18thLargest Governments: 26thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 34thMost Subsidized Industry: 35thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37thLowest Crime Rates: 55thMost Advanced Public Education: 62ndHighest Average Incomes: 67thMost Corrupt Governments: 81stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100thHighest Economic Output: 113thMost Developed: 147thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 151stLongest Average Lifespans: 170thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 287thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 399thLargest Welfare Programs: 402ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 409thMost Beautiful Environments: 480thMost Cultured: 501stMost Efficient Economies: 564thSmartest Citizens: 594thMost Scientifically Advanced: 730thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 807thLargest Mining Sector: 845thMost Stationary: 846thMost Devout: 1,044thHealthiest Citizens: 1,462ndMost Inclusive: 2,124thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,823rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,064thRudest Citizens: 4,066thLargest Populations: 4,474thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,261stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,770thTop
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Most Influential: 11,700thMost Income Equality: 16,053rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,520th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 28th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 55th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 67th in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 114th in the regionRudest Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 211th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 724th in the regionMost Influential: 784th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, public projects are synonymous with yawn-inducing conformity.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Varayusha.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, a degree of self-hatred is vital for a future in politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.

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