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The Republic of AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNY

“Might Makes Right”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Artificial Solar System

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AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNY

Population4.931 billion

Currencypound
Animalelephant

The Republic of AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNY is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 4.931 billion AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNYians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 41.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNYian economy, worth 65.0 trillion pounds 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 13,179 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNY's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

AFTER SHOVELING 3 FEET OF SNOW VINNY is ranked 75,725th in the world and 326th in Artificial Solar System for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 41.49 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Authoritarian: 2,143rdMost Conservative: 2,875thMost Income Equality: 8,308thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,384thTop
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Most Extreme: 11,803rd
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Most Conservative: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 97th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 113th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 118th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 139th in the regionBest Weather: 165th in the regionLargest Black Market: 172nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 177th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 185th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 188th in the regionMost Income Equality: 189th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 212th in the region

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