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Most Valuable International Artwork: 480thMost Authoritarian: 3,079thNudest: 3,229th
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Devi Vytherin

Population4.176 billion



The Little Witch of Devi Vytherin is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its frequent executions, enslaved workforce, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.176 billion Deviants 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vellum. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Devi Vytherinian economy, worth 135 trillion crowns 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, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. 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 32,456 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Devi Vytherin Blood Tithe, the number of children one can have is restricted by law, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net, and the government spends twice its healthcare budget on replacing stolen pens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devi Vytherin's national animal is the hawkbear, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Devi Vytherin is ranked 480th in the world and 5th in The Black Hawks for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 271.85 Bank.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 480thTop
Most Authoritarian: 3,079thNudest: 3,229thMost Conservative: 7,490thMost Extreme: 8,870thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,667th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the region

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