by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 91stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 107thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 134th
The Democratic Socialist Stoners of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
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Population20.977 billion

CapitalThe Trap
LeaderNuggs Squad


The Democratic Socialist Stoners of Vanzef is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Nuggs Squad with a fair hand, and remarkable for its absence of drug laws, compulsory gun ownership, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.977 billion Stoners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Administration and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Trap. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Stoner economy, worth a remarkable 4,177 trillion Blunts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 199,135 Blunts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", self-driving cars obey the road rules even during emergencies, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and replacement organs are grown in vats. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vanzef's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vanzef is ranked 215,820th in the world and 7,585th in Osiris for Rudest Citizens, with 9.05 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Welfare Programs: 91stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 107thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 134thMost Advanced Public Transport: 197thMost Advanced Public Education: 269thLeast Corrupt Governments: 279thMost Rebellious Youth: 365thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 528thSafest: 538thHighest Average Tax Rates: 591stMost Developed: 733rdMost Cultured: 807thLargest Governments: 839thLongest Average Lifespans: 851stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 975thSmartest Citizens: 1,063rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,350thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,878thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,913thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,942ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,017thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,411thHighest Economic Output: 2,520thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,707thNicest Citizens: 3,002ndMost Inclusive: 3,250thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,264thLowest Crime Rates: 3,770thLargest Populations: 5,821stHighest Average Incomes: 6,345thMost Efficient Economies: 7,166thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,264thMost Secular: 8,758thMost Armed: 10,284thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,695thBest Weather: 14,100thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,446thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,268th
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 56th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 83rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 114th in the regionNicest Citizens: 126th in the regionLargest Populations: 134th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Inclusive: 135th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 137th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 304th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 308th in the regionMost Income Equality: 338th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 404th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 427th in the regionMost Armed: 522nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionNudest: 532nd in the regionBest Weather: 752nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vanzef's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Vanzef was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Vanzef's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Vanzef's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Vanzef's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Vanzef's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Vanzef was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Vanzef ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Vanzef was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 5% for Best Weather.
  • : Vanzef was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist.


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