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The Republic of Variz

“Freedom in God”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Lorania

Regional Influence: Ambassador


The Republic of Variz is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Albert Mensah with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.05 billion Varizians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beulah. The average income tax rate is 65.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Varizian economy, worth 126 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 120,785 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, there's a hole in the heart of every Varizian city, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and no one is quite sure what many government officials look like. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Variz's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Variz is ranked 82,197th in the world and 20th in Lorania for Most Secular, with 18.01 Atheism Rate.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 7,578thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,132ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,384thTop
Safest: 12,794thHealthiest Citizens: 12,819thMost Cultured: 13,586thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,652ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,999thMost Developed: 14,060thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,219thMost Pacifist: 14,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,778thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,254thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,374thNicest Citizens: 16,496thMost Inclusive: 16,523rdMost Influential: 17,588thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,889thSmartest Citizens: 18,996thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,309thLargest Retail Industry: 19,636thLowest Crime Rates: 20,797thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,886thBest Weather: 21,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,916thHighest Average Incomes: 23,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,659thLargest Governments: 23,933rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Sail Nation, Waldoven, Valinaria, Matroyska, Mahishmati, and Valdiria.