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The The Pheonix Empire of Vedan

“Risen from the ashes of old”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The anti world assembly

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Vedan

Population5.459 billion

CapitalYggdrasil
LeaderKrogon Dragargon
FaithLucernism

CurrencyEdensia
AnimalRockbiter

The The Pheonix Empire of Vedan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Krogon Dragargon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, complete lack of public education, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.459 billion Vedanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yggdrasil. The average income tax rate is 65.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Vedanian economy, worth 762 trillion Edensias 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 139,639 Edensias, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government maintains that belief brings greater security than money or a roof, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Vedanian mussels the biggest in The anti world assembly, and employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Vedan's national animal is the Rockbiter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lucernism.

Vedan is ranked 151,025th in the world and 18th in The anti world assembly for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6.54 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,038thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,691stTop
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Nudest: 2,168thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,373rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,474thLargest Black Market: 2,637thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,697thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,908thFattest Citizens: 3,099thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,194thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,454thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,782ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,058thMost Devout: 4,326thMost Primitive: 5,403rdLargest Mining Sector: 5,825thMost Avoided: 6,512thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,116thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,980thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,767thHighest Average Incomes: 14,828thMost Authoritarian: 15,623rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the region

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