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The Empire and Lesser Kingdoms of Vandresque

“Unité, Force, Honneur”

Category: Libertarian Police State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Vandresque

Population1.918 billion

CapitalLiège
LeaderJean I Bonaparte
Faithstate secularism

Currencycouronne
Animallion

The Empire and Lesser Kingdoms of Vandresque is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jean I Bonaparte with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.918 billion Imperials are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liège. The average income tax rate is 51.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Vandresquean economy, worth 165 trillion couronnes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 86,092 couronnes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

School lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and bars are packed at all hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vandresque's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is state secularism.

Vandresque is ranked 153,797th in the world and 6,401st in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 283.05 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,178thMost Influential: 1,602ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,111thLargest Retail Industry: 16,671stHighest Drug Use: 17,251stBest Weather: 18,621stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,338thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,794thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,906th
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Highest Drug Use: 270th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 662nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 722nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 809th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 847th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 852nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 918th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 180 » New Lakemba, Shibutani, Koda-Land, El Fiji Grande, Yaorozu, Guer Aike, Greater Pittsburgh, Empy, Xagill, Prydania, The Rhein States, Shadowrik, Fauzjhia, Omnistria, Dabarastan, 1 very fast endotarter, Seenvorland, Territorio di Nessuno, The Serdey Islands, Ethnon, PotatoFarmers, Great Bights Mum, Daiz, Sundred, Corfad, Hamerica, Dar es Saalam, Interdimensional Zone, Siwale, Notyoutopia, Maott, Orado, Pallaith, McMasterdonia, Wilkshire, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, The Iron Lions, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Valentine Z, Loutsland, Selfgradatude, Sikol, Wineclaw, Fluffy Noodles, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Pantheons, and 130 others.Zzozona, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, The Tampa Bay Rays, Former English Colony, Unshleepd, I Like Killing people, Kocherian, Eywaan, Kranostav, Libertania Democratica, Yokciq Empire, The Calabash Protectorate, Fendlium, Seanat, Brucklania, Joodey, Newpromisedland, The Endless Eventide, Ravendi, Clan Spaniel, Highton Islands, Unimaginable Doom, Xyrron, Madjack, Pokemanland, Termathe, United Kahndaq, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Moubarakistan, Solskjar, Napnomadia, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, Vincone Cae, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Runeda, Harjad, Innocentic, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Holy Oranz, Outer Shenendoah, Lulubellia, Chips and Guac, Elvoreto, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Magna Banitia, Krazon, Vivanco, TLTland, Navsland, Hardscrabble, Merconitonitopia, A Salmon Named Harold, Liminyj, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Draconian Progression, Republica Guilleana, Unsophisticate, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Cosamaloapan, Venicea, The Stratosphere Islands, Pasargad, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Imperial Pieserged, Slyakanya, Odelinor, The Pleiads, East Akra, Nodnarb, Yellops, Free Atlantis, Climeria, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Crusadam, Star Kingdom, Zipties, Godwanna, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Maratabat, Planes, His Enduring Majesty, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Colfes, Kromi, KhalChicken, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Wisconsota, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Super Girl, BTProductions, Steampunk Ariel, Alexander the Magnus, Siforpeo, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Tyirza, Siberian Workforce, Tsandonown, Uzbek Khan, and Defense For The World Assembly.

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