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The Free Land of Vathnutum

“Twirling Toward Freedom”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Vathnutum

Population2.476 billion

CapitalBoofoogleton
LeaderBill Gates from Twitter

CurrencyVathins
Animalbasilisk

The Free Land of Vathnutum is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bill Gates from Twitter with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.476 billion Vathnutains have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boofoogleton. The average income tax rate is 15.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vathnutumian economy, worth 285 trillion Vathins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 115,270 Vathins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The carcasses of double-deckers can be found littering high streets all around the country, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft. Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vathnutum's national animal is the basilisk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vathnutum is ranked 9,771st in the world and 386th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 311.84 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 309thMost Influential: 902ndTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,210thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,638thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,345thFattest Citizens: 8,358thLargest Retail Industry: 9,074thMost Avoided: 9,771stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,099thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 10,424thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,132ndLargest Mining Sector: 14,693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,523rdMost Armed: 17,223rd
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 240th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 264th in the regionFattest Citizens: 303rd in the regionMost Influential: 329th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 383rd in the regionMost Avoided: 386th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 455th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 475th in the regionMost Armed: 529th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 565th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 618th in the regionRudest Citizens: 811th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 841st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 907th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 339 » Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Glurponia, Yaorozu, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Loutsland, Napnomadia, Trillius, Great Bights Mum, North Bratislava, Sunto, Omnistria, Selfgradatude, Ethnon, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Zumlandia, Wilkshire, Kwaj, 1 very fast endotarter, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shadowrik, Egalico, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, Haor Chall, Wineclaw, Bearical, Valhalla123, Steampunk Ariel, Sil Dorsett, Siwale, Frances Francis the First of France, Vincone Cae, Kasazzastan, Daiz, Runeda, Maott, The Tampa Bay Rays, Holy Oranz, McMasterdonia, New Octicarg, Pallaith, The Stratosphere Islands, and 289 others.Wisconsota, Pasargad, Gnomewatchers, Moubarakistan, Clan Spaniel, Xentherida, Kranostav, Zecit, Yukti, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, Unimaginable Doom, Empy, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Orado, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Newpromisedland, Preble, Malta Comino Gozo, Chukstik Illahi, Esplandia, Wooleystan, New Lakemba, The Navy Blue, Soviet Terran, Dopeland420, BrightFutures, Abject Ludicrosity, Lemonbiscuits, Humptalumpta, Venezuelia, Manticore utopia, Dicko, Walter Jackson, Unsophisticate, Necromonia, French Bananastan, The Bureaucratic Territories, Alice Gardens, Fendlium, The Austro Germanic Union, Panama Coalition, British Pacific Islands, Partax, Choistan, Cloydicia, Itallitopia, United States of Medford, Revolutionary Sealand, David Davidson, Minuda, The English Alliance, The Sinclarian Provinces, Central Ryal, Blackphir, Karazan, North Armatas, Eraver, Felpolandia, The Most Freedom Ever, The Galactic Triumvirate, Calamazo, The Windmilluminati, San Intern, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Valentine Z, Praeceps, Zupla, Volstokn, Solmetria, Dadastan Archipelago, Cobleck Weleis, Loli County, Hamerica, Tachycardia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Merconitonitopia, Noahs Second Country, Xagill, Universal State Formula, Woodsend, Wit Noreis, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Votak Matim, KhalChicken, Serendipita Martia, The Endless Eventide, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Crader, Prevaland, SORT, Plangainer, Yokciq Empire, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Hyphen, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, Westinor, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Aoncarpa, Termathe, Prydania, Former English Colony, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Nationeer, Arichia, Highton Islands, Innocentic, New Jamgra, Animu Place, Madjack, Labora, Ihsan, Xipher, Kragsgale, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Simone Republic, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Cucuville, Buckhem, Eurochina, Andexia, Principia Mathematica, U S Eh, Xyrron, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Eschatosia, Cretox State, Dangine, Harveney, Neo Cheese Empire, Visburgh, Karakalpak Republic, Oceanialia, Basedania, Eslatani, Gozenka, Pokemanland, R libanon, Zemper Macro, Lucedeia, Rad Lads, Olofin, Phire Fric, Gilakistan, Quentiam Viventem, Cascadiya, United Island States of Southeast Asia, Nordic-British Union, Navsland, Eywaan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Caaria, Miamington, Aureliana Brito, Gambosnia and Herzegoman, Lux Conos, Moszce-Walvard, Nichigo Sebe, WeKnow, Freyford, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Lavender To, Maclare, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Orogonia, Rimausean, Democratie, Harjad, Eisenmund, Fitchy, DIMAnism, Srnsbaland, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Rockwell Islands, Fel Imass, Integriata, Verytas, Ramiru, ArizonaRepublic, Cowbridge, Bend Mai, Inner lorrainia, Pigeonstan, Altivia, A Ordem do Caos, Uss charlestonsc, Trance Empire, Xyroxes, Nobec, Feelonia, HOoOo bAby, The New Trumpland, Rainengrad, Zokk, Cartures, State of Rand, Anungu, Azzarel, Hardscrabble, New Tronia, Zaeli, Picairn, Draconian Progression, Dakota Territories, Irunjarai, Phoronu, Kingdom of Witcheria, USSRITWILLWORK, Havonosa, Drutopia Insomnia, LostLegion, Fascist Democracy, Arimbia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Respublic of corusant, Gendirt, Gin Tonic, Florida Palms, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Immenium, NewFinlandNation, Copola, Arizona Zervas, Porotia, Iron Cladia, TLTland, Bushkrub, Free Culture, Aeolist, West Papua states, Sunaiya, Therizia, Nouvelle-Guadeloupe, Sisang, Frahnkzaden, Canibull, Aerilia, Morover, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Beasluxia, Mardessa, Nouvelle-Floride, Nuevo Navarre, Outer Shenendoah, Glanst, Amprak, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, Comfed, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Rozarus, Magna Banitia, TyGerria, Republica Guilleana, and Abonland.

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