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Rudest Citizens: 338thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 819thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 838th
The Zero-One Heavy Industry of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Time to fly...it's the only choice.
DX Machina
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Versatran

Population4.845 billion

CapitalHovercraft Docks
LeaderDX Machina
FaithUnity

CurrencyPadd
AnimalSentinel

The Zero-One Heavy Industry of Versatran is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by DX Machina with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.845 billion Machinists enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hovercraft Docks. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Versatran Industries economy, worth a remarkable 1,536 trillion Padds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 317,109 Padds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 925,055 per year while the poor average 85,894, a ratio of 10.8 to 1.

Lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper, and crayon squiggles were a late addition to the works of the Renaissance Old Masters. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Versatran's national animal is the Sentinel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unity.

Versatran is ranked 181,693rd in the world and 221st in Spiritus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -7.85 on the Hayek Index.

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1%
Rudest Citizens: 338thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 819thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 838thLargest Retail Industry: 944thFattest Citizens: 1,156thMost Avoided: 1,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,427thMost Efficient Economies: 1,504thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,527thMost Armed: 1,592ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,631stHighest Average Incomes: 1,658thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,165thHighest Crime Rates: 2,178thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,194thTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,249thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,300thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,360thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,730thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,896thLargest Mining Sector: 2,997thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,997thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,018thLargest Black Market: 3,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,917thSmartest Citizens: 4,721stMost Secular: 5,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,372ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,595thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,173rdLargest Governments: 7,454thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,036thHighest Economic Output: 10,553rdTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11,106thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,505thMost Cultured: 12,791stMost Inclusive: 14,561stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,746thMost Stationary: 21,161stHighest Drug Use: 21,848th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, crayon squiggles were a late addition to the works of the Renaissance Old Masters.
  • : Versatran was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of DX Machina's most personal functions.
  • : Versatran was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Versatran's influence in Spiritus rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Versatran was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, politicians have been known to swim in pools filled with Padds.

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