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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,182ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,372ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,594th
The Martian occupied Europe of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Twirling towards a better tomorrow
Empress Asseylum Vers Allusia II
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Middle Vers

Population3.961 billion

CapitalMineros
LeaderEmpress Asseylum Vers Allusia II
FaithVioletism

CurrencyVersian credit
AnimalTerran

The Martian occupied Europe of Middle Vers is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Asseylum Vers Allusia II with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, avowedly heterosexual populace, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.961 billion Versians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mineros. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Versian economy, worth 905 trillion Versian credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 228,668 Versian credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,124,846 per year while the poor average 26,545, a ratio of 42.4 to 1.

Many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races, and games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middle Vers's national animal is the Terran, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Violetism.

Middle Vers is ranked 224,966th in the world and 510th in First World Order for Least Corrupt Governments, with 20.57 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,182ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,372ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,594thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,622ndMost Armed: 1,801stMost Devout: 2,094thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,514thMost Influential: 2,516thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,634thMost Avoided: 3,554thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,635thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,653rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,120thLargest Black Market: 4,335thHighest Average Incomes: 4,399thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,362ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,475thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,680thLowest Crime Rates: 6,600thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,381stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,652ndMost Conservative: 7,678thFattest Citizens: 7,828thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,077thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,105thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,821stHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,969thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,093rdTop
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Largest Governments: 12,258thMost Developed: 13,857thMost Cultured: 14,261stMost Authoritarian: 16,986thSmartest Citizens: 17,330thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,861stLargest Retail Industry: 18,589thHighest Economic Output: 19,083rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,841stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21,693rd
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 40th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 41st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the region

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