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Most Influential: 4,014th Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,603rd Safest: 6,634th
The United States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
United Is Stronger
Tony Helderflugen
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.655 billion

LeaderTony Helderflugen

CurrencyVicalix Dollar

The United States of Vicalix is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Tony Helderflugen with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.655 billion Vicalixians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atrolic. The average income tax rate is 82.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vicalixian economy, worth 206 trillion Vicalix Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,870 Vicalix Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas, billions are being spent on a new island airport, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, and chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Atrolic's playgrounds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vicalix's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vicalix is ranked 10,513th in the world and 593rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 85.74 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 4,014thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,603rdSafest: 6,634thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,004thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,987thNicest Citizens: 8,047thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,151stTop
Most Inclusive: 8,808thMost Pacifist: 9,013thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,102ndMost Developed: 10,513thMost Efficient Economies: 10,623rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,262ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,467thHealthiest Citizens: 12,517thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,755thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,998thBest Weather: 13,447thLargest Governments: 13,484thLowest Crime Rates: 14,112thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,838thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,150thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,458thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,093rdSmartest Citizens: 16,366th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 262nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 273rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 313th in the regionSafest: 340th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 374th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 450th in the regionNicest Citizens: 458th in the regionMost Pacifist: 490th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 512th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 524th in the regionMost Inclusive: 532nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 533rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 548th in the regionMost Developed: 593rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 641st in the regionLargest Governments: 648th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 658th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 689th in the regionBest Weather: 702nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 706th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 724th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 736th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 757th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 802nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 802nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 827th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 867th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vicalix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Vicalix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Vicalix was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Subsidized Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Vicalix's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Vicalix was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Vicalix applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Vicalix relocated from Lazarus to The North Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Vicalix, chickens frolic freely on swings and roundabouts in Atrolic's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Vicalix, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in Vicalix, billions are being spent on a new island airport.


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