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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 211thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 533rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Watchers in the shade, lightness in the dark.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Vesteysia

Population5.211 billion

CapitalTerhai
LeaderEmperor Auguste
FaithJormunganity

CurrencyCredit
AnimalGalaktischenverschlinger

The Empire of Vesteysia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Auguste with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, vat-grown people, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.211 billion Vesteysians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terhai. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Vesteysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,652 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 317,178 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,031,728 per year while the poor average 73,464, a ratio of 14.0 to 1.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, Vesteysians incessantly needle their doctors for relief, and groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vesteysia's national animal is the Galaktischenverschlinger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Jormunganity.

Vesteysia is ranked 3,446th in the world and 138th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 62.99 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 211thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 533rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 809thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 854thMost Influential: 1,117thLargest Black Market: 1,266thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,407thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,472ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,768thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,786thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,800thLargest Mining Sector: 2,104thMost Secular: 2,211thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,752ndMost Avoided: 3,103rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,470thMost Efficient Economies: 4,188thLargest Governments: 4,406thLowest Crime Rates: 5,471stNudest: 5,858thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,868thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,911thMost Conservative: 6,245thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,453rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,356thRudest Citizens: 7,857thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,464thHighest Economic Output: 10,576thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,865thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,693rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,256thMost Developed: 20,987thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,292ndMost Authoritarian: 22,038th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 40th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 68th in the regionMost Avoided: 79th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 130th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 138th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 156th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 175th in the regionNudest: 193rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 209th in the regionLargest Governments: 235th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 241st in the regionMost Conservative: 289th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 303rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 337th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 345th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 402nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Influential: 431st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 433rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 542nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 597th in the regionMost Extreme: 607th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 690th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 691st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, Vesteysians incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Vesteysia was endorsed by The Empire of His Enduring Majesty.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Vesteysian Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Following new legislation in Vesteysia, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Vesteysia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 428 » Dangine, Aerilia, Zemper Macro, Western Vapia, Sanghyeok, El Fiji Grande, Tamlra, The Endless Eventide, Nova Arcania, Joevala, New Bedre, Lulubellia, Vene Gra, Cretox State, Theriyon Empire, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Pallaith, Fascist Democracy, United Lokkia, Nuronte, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, United Island States of Southeast Asia, R libanon, Muqatil, Ibarkla, Aetulia, Figyjharli, Picairn, Anungu, Gafflebag, High Albania, Inspiratus, Testnation223, The Republic of Maltaland, Socialist People of Redondo Mundo, Partax, Gendirt, Bankowiata, Eastern Cous Empria, Zipties, Frances Francis the First of France, Barabolia, Xipher, Stron Doshia, Yaorozu, -Slovania, Aeolist, Orado, The Cold Northern North, Centrialand, and 378 others.Vexilia, Solcius, The Rhein States, Cereskia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, TJUN-ia, Runeda, Tvers, Innocentic, Saint Alaric, Arimbia, Malta Comino Gozo, WeKnow, Dicko, Knowmare, Obelias, Yokciq Empire, Climeria, Ethnon, Estados Sanikistas Federales, Unshleepd, Lucedeia, Guer Aike, Laurendon, McMasterdonia, Folenz, Zabacuz, Rainengrad, Lemonbiscuits, Loutsland, Walter Jackson, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Azzarel, Otakus and Weebs, San Vino, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Chukstik Illahi, Imperial Pieserged, Selfgradatude, Hamerica, Dejure, Upper Libertatem, Karakalpak Republic, Cloydicia, Interdimensional Zone, Dreadton, Eywaan, Altivia, Russian Peoples Union, Dakota Territories, Bend Mai, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Bharathvarsh, Kyruev, Ver Testua, Animu Place, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Deseret-Moronia, New Celoveniortan, Dar es Saalam, Sahbido, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kristalmaan, Ocharckia, Seenvorland, Former English Colony, Island States of Skelldia, Svenskskit, Pleroma Sans Romans, Landfinia, Better Malaysia, Blyskalia, Koda-Land, Corfad, Notyoutopia, RetroBeaners, Colonies of Free Temeria, Panama Coalition, Pokemanland, Ravendi, Clan Spaniel, The Discipled, Ardretia, Cartures, Zaeli, Star Kingdom, Harmonypine, Gabenia, Zzozona, DIMAnism, Madjack, Planes, Rinadia, Shibutani, Hepek, SORT, Erisoria, Detrivania, The Austro Germanic Union, Territorio di Nessuno, Lorigia, Siwale, Democratie, The English Alliance, Strongwill, Yukti, Brsil, Federacionale, Unsophisticate, Pradovnia, Grieslhiem, Tyrantio Land, A Salmon Named Harold, Sachi, New Lakemba, Zimmerdachen, Yellops, Wooleystan, Losiste, Phoronu, Keurig Machines, Apscorren, Termathe, Old Emporia, Mascarenha, Liminyj, Free Atlantis, Votak Matim, Daerlan, Pytong, Marmiedon, Alqulonde, LostLegion, Sikol, Amestris-Britannia, Xanatosi, The Tampa Bay Rays, Cinnibar, Tachycardia, Chowda, Ravenstryde, The Sinclarian Provinces, Humptalumpta, Zixu, AmManies, Alorca, Ramiru, Omnistria, Easiest, Illusia and Neverendia, Yemet, Seijitsu, Soleha, Vyata Temor, Desvios, Porotia, Canineia, Great Bights Mum, Tyroshh, Kwaj, Freyford, Zokk, Soviet Terran, Kazoo Basin, Super Girl, Heloonia, Quentiam Viventem, AVALOHIA, Samoreubia, East Supple Lund, Kim Da-mi, Trooporia, Tyirza, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Xarrel, PEG, Brucklania, Solphine, The Real Ram Ranch, East Wushen, Valentine Z, Orenmark, Kragsgale, Dopeland420, Sundred, Venicea, RepublicCity, Pinguioris, Sil Dorsett, Moanapo, Galbadiana, Caladann, The Republic of Free Peoples, Ellbonnia, Paul Pasch, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Free Culture, Jovian Knights, Empy, Xentherida, A Ordem do Caos, Aeurithianar, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Miamington, Solimun, Odelinor, North Armatas, Andanavia, Navorden, Texas States, Hewani, Pakchi, Esplandia, Hells Ninth Circle, La Vitica, United States of Americanas, Karazan, Mon Island, Duryanistan, Libertania Democratica, Amblegreserland, Arrivederci, The Windmilluminati, Ateala, Port Naga, Ergazomenoi, Orogonia, Volstokn, Shabot, Tunofferia, Alice Gardens, USSRITWILLWORK, Aruvicion, Arthyia, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Freuropic Wor, Kromi, Nodnarb, Konolas, Amerian States, Northwest Zedonia, HolyDoge, Advancia-Sizzletown, Confederacy of North America, Central Ryal, New Michag, Outer Shenendoah, Nistriabar, Singamadri, Wellandy, Enfindania, LWAZI, Kristiona, Dacian Freelands, Moneyflows, United States of Medford, Democratic HomeLand, United Asgardian States, Conteria, Francois Isidore, Chadinton, AverageJoevlania, Frieszia, The Vistula, David Davidson, The Gamer Party, Pleasuretown, The Unicrons, Novus Nala, Svenskan, PotatoFarmers, Slyakanya, Becaner, Garnet Liberty, Sudrhodesien, Osternia, Iberia y las Colonias, The Union of Rwanda, Solmetria, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valgarda, Zupla, United Republic of Free States, Drutopia Insomnia, Free Salvation, The True Frog, Zecit, Hardscrabble, Yamantau, West Maninjau, Aoncarpa, The Pantheons, Wisconsota, Higher Cascadia, North Brightonia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Kappacon, Vesuva, Colfes, Nordic-British Union, Minich, Batatoland Empire, BrightFutures, Nationeer, North Bratislava, Maott, Ilmatil, Wineclaw, Potatolandium, Lux Conos, Godwanna, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Wapistan, Abiswashyo-bhumi, The Ultimate Republic, Joodey, Ice and Tinian, Travislavania, The Sansvich, Gainesixtan, Khoik, Sunto, East Akra, Siforpeo, Changjo, Randomcountryland, Lol2639, TyGerria, Simone Republic, Viviser, Xagill, Austrian Confederacy, Kranostav, Holy Oranz, AC Micronation Principality of Julian KG, Krazon, Pasargad, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Draconian Progression, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, Defense For The World Assembly, Religioncord, Korean-Joseon, Seanat, Britle, Tsandonown, Ootasa, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Florida Palms, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Card Kingdom, Fraystonia, Merconitonitopia, Drash Mannistan, Boston Castle, Kastonvia, Novremia, The Mazur Empire, Sopernia, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Nation1812, Lionia, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, Capablanca, and His Enduring Majesty.

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