by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,944thMost Influential: 5,219thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,123rd
The United Socialist States of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Visil is the People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.006 billion


The United Socialist States of Vasilism is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.006 billion Vasilismians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vasilismian economy, worth 367 trillion Vasils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 122,208 Vasils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Class action lawsuits have gone up in smoke thanks to government interference, the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, and every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vasilism's national animal is the Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vasilism is ranked 16,135th in the world and 358th in the West Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,225.47 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,944thMost Influential: 5,219thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,123rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,690thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,904thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,940thLowest Crime Rates: 7,760thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,263rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,884thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,402ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,478thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,869thLargest Governments: 10,815thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,148thMost Developed: 11,516thHealthiest Citizens: 12,125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,183rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,390thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,345thBest Weather: 13,733rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,741stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,538thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,240thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,135thMost Secular: 17,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,921stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,344thMost Cultured: 21,733rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,250thSmartest Citizens: 22,524thHighest Average Incomes: 22,564th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 98th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 164th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 173rd in the regionMost Influential: 173rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 183rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Governments: 192nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 193rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 215th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 229th in the regionMost Developed: 258th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 266th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 288th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 311th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 312th in the regionBest Weather: 326th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 329th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 358th in the regionMost Secular: 396th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 417th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 463rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 505th in the regionMost Stationary: 509th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 531st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vasilism endorsed The Empire of Rajtech.
  • : Vasilism was endorsed by The Empire of Rajtech.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, corporate lobbying has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, class action lawsuits have gone up in smoke thanks to government interference.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, business is banging at no-tell motels.
  • : Following new legislation in Vasilism, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi.
  • : Vasilism voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Vasilism was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.


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