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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,441st Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,591st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,597th
The United Communes of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
From The Ashes, We Rise!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Verketa

Population6.171 billion

CapitalVakt
LeaderSer'at Akal
FaithThe Natural Sciences

CurrencyVa
AnimalDaegar

The United Communes of Verketa is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Ser'at Akal with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, otherworldly petting zoo, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.171 billion Verketans 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vakt. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Verketan economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion Vas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,562 Vas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Daegars into functioning members of society, people say chess victor Ser'at Akal can kill you with mind-bullets, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders, and every week is blindness awareness week. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verketa's national animal is the Daegar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Natural Sciences.

Verketa is ranked 17,832nd in the world and 536th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 77.86 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,441stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,591stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,597thTop
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Most Influential: 1,949thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,000thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,046thMost Inclusive: 2,072ndMost Pacifist: 2,100thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,299thSafest: 2,486thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,543rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,663rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,796thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,797thNicest Citizens: 2,816thMost Developed: 3,013thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,300thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,332ndMost Cultured: 3,377thLargest Governments: 3,743rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,807thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,268thSmartest Citizens: 4,357thMost Efficient Economies: 4,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,025thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,396thLowest Crime Rates: 6,195thHealthiest Citizens: 7,412thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,557thTop
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Nudest: 8,336thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,509thHighest Average Incomes: 10,022ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,778thMost Secular: 11,031stMost Income Equality: 12,324thHighest Economic Output: 13,720thBest Weather: 14,387thHighest Drug Use: 14,920th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 51st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 56th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 59th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 59th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 62nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionSafest: 66th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionNicest Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionLargest Governments: 73rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 106th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 111th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 125th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 127th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 147th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 157th in the regionNudest: 157th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 194th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 196th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 219th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 259th in the regionLargest Populations: 279th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 290th in the regionMost Secular: 356th in the regionBest Weather: 401st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 431st in the regionMost Income Equality: 470th in the regionMost Stationary: 492nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 536th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, people say chess victor Ser'at Akal can kill you with mind-bullets.
  • : Verketa was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and the Top 5% for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the government funds large training centres to turn Daegars into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the nation is known abroad mostly for its Parliamentary antics.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » H-Zhena, Aelitia, A Slanted Black Stripe, Riveraland, Solestia, Wiranath, Kampf Empire, Ver Norge, Squid Ruinosa, Drunken Seal Islands, ReeK, Bachtendekuppen, Adolanta, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Sacred Whale, The Almighty Country, Blazing Samaritan, Freedom Fascists, Am Echad, The Empire of Rijelv, Federated States of Zootron, Bacon Land, Trimmania, Unified Republic of America, Izonno, New Leganes, Ravendi, Todd McCloud, Ridann, Elejamie, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, Dark Edgyness, Brotherland, Kangarawa, Arkantis, Lanagon, Lyontisia, Dragonia, Wizardonia, Axdel, Danesopia, Unger under over, Danelaw Scandinavia, Soirwren, Tshana, Kyrtizhan, Furnifold, Sansangra, Survivoristan, and 57 others.Davinhia, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Hizuru, Bullpups, Galve, Elkenian, Wanabe, Agonya, The Romanum Legio, Packilvania, Wendelandia, British Calradia, Fedele, YahYahYah, Dpispitir, Roissyland, The Happian Union, Tim Stark, Dreshand, Shavara, Thyaclinia, Areast, Fraxhemark, Merlovich, Davelands, Gorbastan, Neruch, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Angel of Charity, Superior Indonesia, Janoobi Jazair, BearStackof2015, VW53Aland, Someseni, Talitoa, Just Vale 2, Norport, Dyonisistan, Tree Egg, Stellar Colonies, Ska Hydorordia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Justice-Becoming, VoyKovie, Marrico, Kingdom of Pars, Kilkire, Aleister, CheeseBurrito, Funkadelia, Babcocia, The United Neo American Union, Sreneck, Rhealaliit, Opossum Slayer, Pura Mente, and Greater Felter.

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