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The Republic of VL

“Rise Up!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Vlaanderen

Regional Influence: Page

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The Republic of VL is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its digital currency, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 19.328 billion VLians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving VLian economy, worth a remarkable 1,463 trillion Golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 75,723 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Leader's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, Leader's perky ego is the talk of the town, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Leader. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. VL's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

VL is ranked 46,117th in the world and 96th in Vlaanderen for Most Influential, scoring 991 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 7,866thBest Weather: 11,716thLargest Populations: 12,439thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14,047thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,223rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,845thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,915thHealthiest Citizens: 16,463rdLargest Insurance Industry: 16,949thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,747thMost Authoritarian: 18,444thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,891stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,600thMost Ignorant Citizens: 21,487thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,795thMost Devout: 23,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 23,569thMost Conservative: 24,884thLowest Crime Rates: 25,072ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,096th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the region

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