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The Holy Black Santa of Varanius


Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Holy Black Santa of Varanius is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.909 billion Varanians 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.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zygotia. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Varanian economy, worth 172 trillion Octopies a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 90,604 Octopies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Octopie treacle machine, diminutive Varanian generals are feared for their aggressiveness, and there's never enough space in space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Varanius is ranked 8,292nd in the world and 168th in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,176.16 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 2,039thTop
Most Pacifist: 7,611thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,089thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,292ndSafest: 8,790thMost Inclusive: 8,850thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,966thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,035thNicest Citizens: 9,097thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,772ndTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,408thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,827thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,328thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,366thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,512thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,832ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,124thBest Weather: 14,462ndMost Cultured: 14,646thLowest Crime Rates: 15,014thSmartest Citizens: 15,279thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,889thMost Secular: 16,924thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,750thLargest Governments: 20,122nd
Most Influential: 55th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 154th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 168th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 170th in the regionMost Pacifist: 203rd in the regionSafest: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionNicest Citizens: 219th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Inclusive: 234th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 242nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 250th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 254th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 291st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 295th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 301st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 309th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 314th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 322nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 331st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 351st in the regionBest Weather: 351st in the regionLargest Governments: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 429th in the regionMost Secular: 445th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 451st in the regionMost Developed: 578th in the region

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