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The United Communes of Verketa

“From The Ashes, We Rise!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population6.722 billion

LeaderChesh Iraya
FaithThe Natural Sciences


The United Communes of Verketa is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Chesh Iraya with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.722 billion Verketans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vakt. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Verketan economy, worth a remarkable 1,115 trillion Vas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 165,944 Vas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, and Chesh Iraya has more friends than ever before. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verketa's national animal is the Daegar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Natural Sciences.

Verketa is ranked 2,221st in the world and 49th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 8,884.1 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,428thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,500thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,654thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,781stMost Influential: 1,948thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,969thMost Pacifist: 1,971stMost Inclusive: 1,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,041stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,221stSafest: 2,349thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,385thNicest Citizens: 2,631stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,685thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,714thMost Developed: 2,993rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,123rdMost Cultured: 3,402ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,429thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,607thLargest Governments: 3,608thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,826thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,139thSmartest Citizens: 4,266thMost Efficient Economies: 4,351stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,304thLowest Crime Rates: 6,066thHealthiest Citizens: 7,158thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,408thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,641stNudest: 7,720thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,418thHighest Average Incomes: 9,574thMost Secular: 10,480thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,757thBest Weather: 12,438thHighest Economic Output: 12,771stHighest Drug Use: 13,441stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,235th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 49th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 51st in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionSafest: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionLargest Governments: 76th in the regionMost Cultured: 78th in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 105th in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 122nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 125th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionNudest: 146th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 176th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 182nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 224th in the regionLargest Populations: 262nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 321st in the regionBest Weather: 346th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 354th in the regionMost Stationary: 431st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 454th in the regionMost Politically Free: 478th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, Chesh Iraya has more friends than ever before.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights.
  • : Verketa endorsed The United Kingdom of La xinga.
  • : Verketa was endorsed by The United Kingdom of La xinga.
  • : Verketa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, emojis are the soul of wit.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.


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