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The Holy Empire of The Vangards of Discourse

“You think, therefore you exist”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific

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The Holy Empire of The Vangards of Discourse is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Heap Big Boss with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.121 billion Vangards of Discourseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Vangards of Discoursean economy, worth a remarkable 1,697 trillion Vanfulersens a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 105,278 Vanfulersens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach, and religious households enthusiastically use whips in private. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Vangards of Discourse's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Vangards of Discourse is ranked 212,280th in the world and 6,913th in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -278.28 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 904thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,195thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,391stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,392ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,413thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,472ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,976thSafest: 2,052ndTop
Best Weather: 2,519thMost Influential: 2,522ndNicest Citizens: 2,891stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,033rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,087thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,292ndMost Pacifist: 3,516thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,145thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,346thMost Stationary: 4,529thHealthiest Citizens: 4,576thMost Developed: 5,275thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,456thLargest Governments: 6,686thSmartest Citizens: 6,887thHighest Food Quality: 7,251stMost Cultured: 7,746thLowest Crime Rates: 7,836thMost Inclusive: 8,665thHighest Economic Output: 10,466thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 13,101stMost Secular: 13,491stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,746thLargest Populations: 14,953rdMost Income Equality: 17,176thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,791stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,945th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 54th in the regionSafest: 70th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 87th in the regionBest Weather: 90th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 90th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Stationary: 99th in the regionNicest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 114th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionMost Pacifist: 138th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 140th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 156th in the regionLargest Populations: 171st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 172nd in the regionMost Developed: 180th in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 214th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 224th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 227th in the regionMost Cultured: 239th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 241st in the regionMost Influential: 307th in the regionMost Inclusive: 324th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 446th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 453rd in the regionMost Secular: 474th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 534th in the regionNudest: 538th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 632nd in the region

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