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Most Secular: 1,943rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,990thLowest Crime Rates: 3,046th
The People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
United under one star
Influence
Ambassador
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Varmastaat

Population4.002 billion

CapitalLjusberg
LeaderGeneral Secretary Josef Lang

CurrencyVarma-Dollar
AnimalBear

The People's Republic of Varmastaat is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by General Secretary Josef Lang with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.002 billion Varmastaatians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ljusberg. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Varmastaatian economy, worth 559 trillion Varma-Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 139,851 Varma-Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, populations of two-headed Bears have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, there's more than one way to skin a diplomat, and teachers regularly paddle unruly students. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varmastaat's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Varmastaat is ranked 212,758th in the world and 20th in Soviet Democracy for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.42 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,990thLowest Crime Rates: 3,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,893rdMost Influential: 4,616thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,664thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,888thMost Developed: 6,975thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,303rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,368thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,461stLargest Governments: 7,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,968thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,238thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,655thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,877thHealthiest Citizens: 9,439thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,457thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,473rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,892ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,546thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,289thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,574thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,662ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,924thMost Inclusive: 14,676thMost Efficient Economies: 16,649thHighest Average Incomes: 16,706thMost Cultured: 18,152ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,557thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,012thMost Authoritarian: 21,570thSafest: 23,544thNicest Citizens: 23,935th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Varmastaat's influence in Soviet Democracy rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Following new legislation in Varmastaat, teachers regularly paddle unruly students.
  • : Following new legislation in Varmastaat, there's more than one way to skin a diplomat.
  • : Following new legislation in Varmastaat, populations of two-headed Bears have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Varmastaat, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Varmastaat, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Varmastaat voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Varmastaat voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Varmastaat's influence in Soviet Democracy fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Varmastaat was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Luperca, Nadezda, Panhist Turkey, Satima, Amosiac, Frekhborlo, Close-Lands, and Politiania.

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