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The Commonwealth of Vanbella

“Mercy? Pay no mind!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
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Location: the South Pacific

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The Commonwealth of Vanbella is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Overlord Rex with an iron fist, and notable for its hatred of cheese, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.748 billion Vanbellans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novakia. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vanbellan economy, worth 906 trillion mallards a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 241,973 mallards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, at the edge of the final frontier space's biggest missile platform is about to unfold, and the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Vanbella's national animal is the mustang, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Clausewitzism.

Vanbella is ranked 17,512th in the world and 559th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,923.91 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 69thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 694thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,116thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,422ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,593rdMost Influential: 1,692ndMost Secular: 1,929thLargest Black Market: 2,026thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,904thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,931stHighest Average Incomes: 3,826thRudest Citizens: 4,170thMost Avoided: 4,573rdNudest: 4,603rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,817thLargest Governments: 6,802ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,347thFattest Citizens: 7,752ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,109thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,511thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,080thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,499thTop
Most Armed: 12,532ndMost Developed: 13,984thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,373rdMost Cultured: 14,381stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,420thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,138thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,512thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,475thHighest Economic Output: 20,077thHighest Drug Use: 22,413thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,735thSmartest Citizens: 23,545thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,682nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionMost Secular: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionNudest: 108th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 108th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 124th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 134th in the regionRudest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Avoided: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 173rd in the regionLargest Governments: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 247th in the regionFattest Citizens: 258th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 284th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 287th in the regionMost Armed: 318th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 358th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 377th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 416th in the regionMost Cultured: 419th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 423rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 451st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 470th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 485th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 559th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 715th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 736th in the region

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