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The Rogue Nation of Newvaughan


Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus



Population11.655 billion

CapitalTop of the Town
LeaderThe Overlord


The Rogue Nation of Newvaughan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Overlord with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful population of 11.655 billion doozers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Top of the Town. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient doozer economy, worth a remarkable 1,734 trillion quid a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 148,841 quid, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Election debates consists mostly of two grey suits arguing over how to best preserve the status quo, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, bins outnumber trees in city parks, and nude art is becoming wildly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Newvaughan's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Newvaughan is ranked 103,964th in the world and 4,762nd in Lazarus for Largest Black Market, with 104 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Best Weather: 188thLeast Corrupt Governments: 203rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 254thHealthiest Citizens: 321stMost Compassionate Citizens: 429thMost Pacifist: 438thNicest Citizens: 451stLongest Average Lifespans: 481stSafest: 483rdMost Developed: 507thMost Beautiful Environments: 508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 662ndMost Inclusive: 683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 866thMost Secular: 1,423rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,860thMost Cultured: 2,673rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,822ndSmartest Citizens: 3,310thLowest Crime Rates: 4,518thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,546thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,500thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,891stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,157thLargest Governments: 7,553rdHighest Economic Output: 8,130thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,859thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,608thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,852ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,142ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,159th
Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 94th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 117th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 203rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 238th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 277th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 311th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 320th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 370th in the regionLargest Governments: 402nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 404th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 511th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 567th in the regionLargest Populations: 589th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Newvaughan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, election debates consists mostly of two grey suits arguing over how to best preserve the status quo.
  • : Newvaughan's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, The Overlord's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.
  • : Following new legislation in Newvaughan, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant.


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