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The Republic of Vara 5

“Everyone expects the Varanian Inquisition”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Republic of Vara 5 is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its enslaved workforce, prohibition of alcohol, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.561 billion Vara 5ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 54.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Vara 5ian economy, worth 394 trillion Object Permanences a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 110,768 Object Permanences, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, armed security details escort librarians to their homes, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vara 5's national animal is the Question Mark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vara 5 is ranked 34,494th in the world and 82nd in Artificial Solar System for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 165.83 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Patriotic: 6,025thTop
Largest Black Market: 15,067thMost Devout: 18,726thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,702ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,736thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,386thBest Weather: 21,393rdHealthiest Citizens: 22,539thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,594thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,865th
Most Patriotic: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 68th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 98th in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionMost Developed: 103rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 131st in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 183rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 190th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 191st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 192nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 197th in the regionMost Devout: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 262nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 279th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 369th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 414th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 425th in the regionMost Pacifist: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 452nd in the region

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