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The Commonwealth of Vardanfel

“Nothing is Sacred. All is Permitted” Alexander Nisipeanu

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: the South Pacific



Population1.497 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderAlexander Nisipeanu

AnimalGiant Dire Wolf

The Commonwealth of Vardanfel is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Alexander Nisipeanu with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.497 billion Vardanfelians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 64.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vardanfelian economy, worth 186 trillion Septims a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,827 Septims, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

School kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them, every week is blindness awareness week, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, and the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vardanfel's national animal is the Giant Dire Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Vardanfel is ranked 10,866th in the world and 395th in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 91.5 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,752ndMost Influential: 1,978thTop
Most Pacifist: 5,654thRudest Citizens: 5,738thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,037thSafest: 7,248thNicest Citizens: 7,568thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,645thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,677thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,847thLargest Retail Industry: 9,389thBest Weather: 9,601stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,065thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,150thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,495thMost Developed: 10,728thMost Secular: 10,866thHealthiest Citizens: 10,908thTop
Most Cultured: 11,118thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,155thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,190thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,491stSmartest Citizens: 13,242ndLargest Welfare Programs: 14,554thMost Inclusive: 15,980thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,021stLowest Crime Rates: 16,676thMost Efficient Economies: 16,776thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,406thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,724thHighest Average Incomes: 20,772ndLargest Publishing Industry: 21,032nd
Rudest Citizens: 176th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 212th in the regionMost Pacifist: 212th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 224th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 231st in the regionSafest: 259th in the regionNicest Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 278th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 292nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 303rd in the regionMost Cultured: 316th in the regionMost Developed: 317th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 318th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 322nd in the regionBest Weather: 324th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 331st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 350th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 368th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 388th in the regionMost Secular: 395th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 397th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 397th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 455th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 486th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 505th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 530th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 550th in the regionMost Inclusive: 578th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 610th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 621st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 645th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 655th in the regionLargest Governments: 742nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vardanfel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Vardanfel, the Messiah (formerly known as Brian) is a mayoral candidate.
  • : Following new legislation in Vardanfel, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Vardanfel, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Vardanfel, school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Vardanfel, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Vardanfel voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Vardanfel voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Vardanfel endorsed The Zombie Federation of Nowa Europa.
  • : Vardanfel was endorsed by The Zombie Federation of Nowa Europa.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 131 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Amerion, Qvait, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Madreia, Hanguk-Nippon, Wehraboos, Mapico, Beepee, Luddinlande, Rly8h, PenguinPies, Kringalia, Kandorith, Bawkie, Techganet, Tsunamy, Farengeto, Terran Draconia, The Filippinas, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, Aurcania, West Pastafaria, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Anserisa, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Charloa, Sedunn, Jehenna, Bear Connors Paradiso, Pamela And Hepatitis, Privatore, Land Without Shrimp, HUElavia, Aschenburg, Soem, Westerlonia, The Solar System Scope, Curlyhoward, Abarri, Ralphburg, Aidenfieeld, Yeldarbsland, Seliyan progressive Islands, Crystal Creation, The United Expanse, Barabarom, and 81 others.New Briantown, Theorin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Iym Winterless, Sumalyo, Novaexus, Japanese Federal Republic, Three Rivia Levr, Dereistic, Southern Numenor, Omiri, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Tsvetania, GI-Land, Enplatia, United Crumburrtha Federation, Direwolf1, Holy Free, Elan Sleazebaganno, Jimburna, Nothanksbutseriously, Drystar, Steampunk Engineers, Pmta, Palamien, Doraya, Springhollow, Corgitopiaa, Marinho Islands, Linguiniland, Compli, Shefino, The Worst army of, Auphelia, Dukin Donuts, Kervanosia, Laamiva, ChickenDome, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Well F, Trepsit, Sandaoguo, Vincent Field, Nueva Alta California, Belschaft, Drugged Monkeys, The Tecorogan Federation, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Avia Lavanda, South Caleblan, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Catillos, Myness, Volaworand, Merevane, Terreno Travato, Philippinia, Sassopolis, Tepertopia, Qawe, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Royaltica, Ovkianos, Klobitien, Brunier, Kaoia, Rebel-topia, Alfama, Ofaria, Zataras, Vanbella, Integria, Eskvenn, Novum Sina, and Nowa Europa.

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