by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 239thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,396thMost Pacifist: 2,878th
The Child of God of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
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Population3.4 billion

LeaderFictional Ken Burns
FaithThe Big Book Of Questions


The Child of God of Varanius is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Fictional Ken Burns with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, digital currency, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.4 billion Newborns are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zygotia. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Varanian economy, worth 425 trillion Octopies 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,165 Octopies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The art of conversation has been rediscovered, the nation's democracy attracts huddled masses yearning to breathe free, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and cars have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius's national animal is the Newborn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Big Book Of Questions.

Varanius is ranked 5,857th in the world and 131st in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with 285 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 239thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,396thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,878thSafest: 3,318thMost Inclusive: 3,388thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,505thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,534thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,929thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,990thNicest Citizens: 4,111thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,243rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,348thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,843rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,248thMost Developed: 5,287thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,586thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,657thBest Weather: 5,857thHealthiest Citizens: 6,469thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,472ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,858thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,917thSmartest Citizens: 7,293rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,349thLowest Crime Rates: 7,473rdLargest Governments: 7,899thMost Secular: 9,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,109thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,143rdTop
Most Influential: 12,471stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,392ndMost Cultured: 16,779thMost Efficient Economies: 18,008thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,544thHighest Average Incomes: 21,422ndMost Income Equality: 21,986th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 47th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 64th in the regionSafest: 65th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 73rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 77th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionNicest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 99th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 111th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 120th in the regionMost Developed: 130th in the regionBest Weather: 131st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 141st in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 156th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 164th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 206th in the regionMost Secular: 219th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 224th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 239th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 291st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 335th in the regionMost Cultured: 336th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 396th in the regionMost Influential: 426th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 482nd in the regionNudest: 494th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Varanius changed its national nation type to "Child of God".
  • : Varanius changed its national nation type to "GPs Hottest Commodity".
  • : Varanius lodged a message on the The Rejected Realms Regional Message Board.
  • : Varanius password-protected Onion Milk.
  • : Varanius removed regional password protection from Onion Milk.
  • : Varanius resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Varanius voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Varanius was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Varanius applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Varanius, cars have been banned.


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