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The Borderlands of V217a

“Noli Timere Messorem, Fear Me”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Borderlands of V217a is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Most Glorious Visionary with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 16.509 billion V217ovians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dublin. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient V217an economy, worth a remarkable 2,793 trillion Quid a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 169,226 Quid, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, the nation is relieved that all of the recent madness has finally come to an end, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the V217an Navy, and The Most Glorious Visionary is called 'Patches' at international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. V217a's national animal is the Satsuma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a collection of silly beliefs.

V217a is ranked 121,543rd in the world and 5,037th in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 282 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 230thMost Advanced Public Transport: 262ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 623rdLargest Welfare Programs: 708thMost Advanced Public Education: 730thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 756thHighest Average Tax Rates: 959thMost Developed: 1,090thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,306thHealthiest Citizens: 1,480thLargest Governments: 1,486thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,606thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,640thLowest Crime Rates: 2,049thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,103rdMost Cultured: 2,238thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,512thBest Weather: 2,722ndMost Inclusive: 2,982ndMost Pacifist: 3,149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,460thSafest: 3,540thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,405thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,443rdNicest Citizens: 4,570thHighest Economic Output: 5,203rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,109thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,228thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,452ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,390thTop
Largest Populations: 12,617thMost Secular: 12,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,531stMost Efficient Economies: 14,593rdMost Income Equality: 21,876thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,795th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 70th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 73rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 101st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 146th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 158th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 169th in the regionSafest: 170th in the regionNicest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Populations: 277th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 354th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 447th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 572nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 599th in the regionMost Income Equality: 631st in the regionMost Secular: 642nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 645th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 667th in the region

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