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The Federal Democratic Republic of Vancovaria

“Freedom isn't freedom without equality” YK Milton

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: The Social Liberal Union

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Vancovaria

Population22.316 billion

CapitalVancopolis
LeaderYK Milton

Currencyvanero
Animalelephant

The Federal Democratic Republic of Vancovaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by YK Milton with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.316 billion Vancovarians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vancopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Vancovarian economy, worth a remarkable 8,429 trillion vaneroes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 377,751 vaneroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The price of freedom is about half a million vaneroes, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt. Crime is totally unknown. Vancovaria's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vancovaria is ranked 304,614th in the world and 222nd in The Social Liberal Union for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 13.38 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 23rdNicest Citizens: 25thBest Weather: 30thMost Cheerful Citizens: 32ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rdMost Beautiful Environments: 39thMost Pacifist: 44thMost Inclusive: 55thHighest Food Quality: 58thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 63rdHealthiest Citizens: 76thMost Developed: 86thLongest Average Lifespans: 95thSmartest Citizens: 159thMost Cultured: 171stSafest: 173rdMost Secular: 224thLargest Publishing Industry: 257thHighest Poor Incomes: 298thMost Efficient Economies: 300thMost Rebellious Youth: 335thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 382ndLargest Governments: 424thMost Advanced Public Education: 512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 651stHighest Average Tax Rates: 724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 728thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 734thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 891stMost Advanced Public Transport: 975thHighest Economic Output: 1,017thLowest Crime Rates: 1,149thHighest Average Incomes: 1,149thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,126thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,095thMost Influential: 3,429thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,634thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,523rdLargest Populations: 8,675thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,720thNudest: 13,757thMost Income Equality: 14,168thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 30,360th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Vancovaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Press Freedoms".
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Vancovaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, the price of freedom is about half a million vaneroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, YK Milton's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Vancopolis generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million vaneroes of property damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Vancovaria, the Vancovarian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.

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