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The Pataphysical Mothman of Nova Vandalia

“Taking seriously the business of taking nothing serious”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
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Location: Karma

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The Pataphysical Mothman of Nova Vandalia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by George Tirebiter with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.645 billion Velociraptors are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a Spandex Factory. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The very strong Funky economy, worth 231 trillion socks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 87,339 socks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cities in Nova Vandalia declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings, smoking is banned in public areas, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and referenda are held for every conceivable government action. Crime is totally unknown. Nova Vandalia's national animal is the Yam, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Tickling of Strangers.

Nova Vandalia is ranked 11,993rd in the world and 11th in Karma for Most Armed, with 8.07 Weapons Per Person.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,534thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,746thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,999thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,110thMost Inclusive: 2,235thTop
Best Weather: 2,731stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,820thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,040thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,320thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,472ndNicest Citizens: 3,880thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,110thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,309thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,671stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,441stHealthiest Citizens: 6,587thMost Pacifist: 8,786thLargest Governments: 9,106thMost Secular: 10,832ndMost Influential: 10,914thMost Armed: 11,993rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,407thSmartest Citizens: 14,370thSafest: 14,465thMost Rebellious Youth: 20,049thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,431stMost Income Equality: 20,490thLowest Crime Rates: 20,749thMost Cultured: 20,978th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionTop
Nudest: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 33 » You Should See Me in a Crown, Mattielandia, Chicken Tenderland, Reveil, Takura, Kryska, Suomalainem, Rathanur, Tambreland, Codeineland, New Lablerith, Kayestha, Orcaster, Tatkovina, Takh Avros, Erroria, Kinkylia, Ranido, The Sunflower Fields, Netritia, Levont, -terraformed Mars-, Invicta Gavinlandia, Laniron, IB Larioth, Malachor XII, Eravon, Jungian, Arcana Anarchy, Maximalist, Amaril, The Litterbox, and The Dragonic States of Utopia.