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Varayusha

Population22.36 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 anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 22.36 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, with Education, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda. 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 16,204 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 724,705 toggle-bolts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, Varayushan Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock, and the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms. 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 880th in the world and 18th in the South Pacific for Most Stationary, with 3,747.66426816 Days.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18thLargest Black Market: 19thLargest Governments: 26thMost Subsidized Industry: 27thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39thLowest Crime Rates: 55thHighest Average Incomes: 59thMost Advanced Public Education: 61stMost Corrupt Governments: 76thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 77thHighest Economic Output: 119thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 128thMost Developed: 132ndLongest Average Lifespans: 148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 275thLargest Information Technology Sector: 351stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 362ndLargest Welfare Programs: 397thMost Beautiful Environments: 445thMost Cultured: 476thMost Efficient Economies: 539thSmartest Citizens: 581stMost Scientifically Advanced: 701stLargest Mining Sector: 826thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 878thMost Stationary: 880thMost Devout: 1,010thHealthiest Citizens: 1,445thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,977thMost Inclusive: 2,097thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,122ndRudest Citizens: 3,342ndLargest Populations: 4,453rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,421stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,233rdTop
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Most Influential: 10,117thMost Income Equality: 14,004th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 68th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Inclusive: 68th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 111th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 136th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 189th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 694th in the regionMost Income Equality: 703rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, Varayushan Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Varayusha after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in Varayusha, nations that kill a Varayushan can expect a strongly worded letter.

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