by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,803rdMost Influential: 4,855thMost Conservative: 10,470th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Résistance, Combat, et Saveur
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population369 million



The Armed Republic of Verdunnia is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 369 million Verdunnians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vaux-Meuse. The average income tax rate is 49.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Verdunnian economy, worth 28.7 trillion Verds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,728 Verds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, electricians spend more time in school than doctors, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, and the lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verdunnia's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Verdunnia is ranked 147,301st in the world and 7,200th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring zero on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,803rdTop
Most Influential: 4,855thTop
Most Conservative: 10,470thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,495thMost Authoritarian: 12,589thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,313thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,466th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 445th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 662nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 695th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 772nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 837th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 908th in the regionLargest Black Market: 936th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 981st in the region

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