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The Molten Rivers of Venus

“All follow the morning star”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Outer Space

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Venus

Population19.25 billion

CurrencyTherm
Animalsilicon based lifeform

The Molten Rivers of Venus is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 19.25 billion Venusians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 52.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Venusian economy, worth 469 trillion Therms 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, Soda Sales, and Retail. 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 24,407 Therms, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, public nudity is compulsory, and euthanasia is legal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Venus's national animal is the silicon based lifeform, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Venus is ranked 45,769th in the world and 7th in Outer Space for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 628.65 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Nudest: 351stTop
5%
Most Stationary: 4,278thLargest Populations: 7,260thTop
10%
Most Influential: 13,079thMost Income Equality: 13,198thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,660th
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10%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Venus was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from Eastaman, infecting 1 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Venus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.

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