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The Most Verdant Forests of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
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Influence
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Virdonis

Population3.935 billion

CapitalViridia City
LeaderOur Lady of Verdant Forests
FaithArborism

CurrencyEuro
AnimalMother Nature

The Most Verdant Forests of Virdonis is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Our Lady of Verdant Forests with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.935 billion Viridians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Viridia City. The average income tax rate is 54.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Virdonisian economy, worth 173 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 44,138 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace, sex changes are routinely performed at Virdonis's hospitals, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, and sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Virdonis's national animal is the Mother Nature, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arborism.

Virdonis is ranked 115,184th in the world and 160th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 430.62 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Virdonis lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Virdonis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Virdonis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Virdonis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Virdonis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Virdonis's influence in Forest rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Virdonis, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in Virdonis, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Virdonis, sex changes are routinely performed at Virdonis's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Virdonis, many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace.

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