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Nudest: 1,918thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,489thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,305th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Strength Through Freedom
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Vania Heland

Population2.323 billion

CapitalVania Heland City

Currencydollar
Animalcrocodile

The Republic of Vania Heland is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, humorless population of 2.323 billion Vania Helandians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vania Heland City. The average income tax rate is 55.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Vania Helandian economy, worth 256 trillion dollars 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 110,306 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Ministry of Truthiness now manages the entire media industry, the national water supply has entered detox, religious education is a new government priority, and public nudity is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vania Heland's national animal is the crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Vania Heland is ranked 80,470th in the world and 3,867th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 17.77 Atheism Rate.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,489thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,305thMost Influential: 5,321stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,037thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,782ndBest Weather: 10,866thTop
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Largest Black Market: 11,780thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,672ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,550thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,777thLowest Crime Rates: 15,102ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,218thMost Authoritarian: 16,805thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,105thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,099thHealthiest Citizens: 21,529thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,854th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 47th in the regionNudest: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 272nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 273rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 318th in the regionBest Weather: 350th in the regionMost Influential: 352nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 363rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 390th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 430th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 437th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 451st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 607th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 650th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 670th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 681st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 695th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 734th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 768th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 776th in the regionMost Stationary: 786th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 807th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 896th in the region

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