“And nothing of value was lost”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Squire
Location: the Rejected Realms
|Leader||Supreme Commander Ron Pal|
The People's Republic of Vas Normandy is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme Commander Ron Pal with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, complete lack of prisons, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 18.368 billion Vas Normandyians 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, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Krastanza. The average income tax rate is 27.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Vas Normandyian economy, worth a remarkable 3,650 trillion Belkas 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. 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 an impressive 198,728 Belkas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
One complaint of Vas Normandy's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, and a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Vas Normandy's national animal is the Aigaion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The McKenna.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Vas Normandy was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Doormat to the Lord.
- : Vas Normandy was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Thepeopl.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- : Vas Normandy was endorsed by The Free Land of TorNaGul.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
- : Vas Normandy was endorsed by The Kingdom of Kildareia.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Vas Normandy was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
Endorsements Received: 26 » UKIMAR RBON, Zyonn, Unibot III, The Pacific Caliphate, Hardscrabble, Farrakhan, Zavea, Fitzgeraldland, Islamic Republic e Jariri, Aggro, Emeseses, Heaven Fire, Xyloqua, Yoshiterra, Andromeda Islands, Alkasia, Aqueira, Star Kingdom, Marilyn Manson Freaks, Kyorgia, The Land of the Dark Immortals, Florin, Holleynaga, Kildareia, TorNaGul, and Doormat to the Lord.