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The Grand Republic of Versail

“Бог с нами.” President Vladimir Putin

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: 10000 Islands

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Versail

Population15.553 billion

CapitalMoscow
LeaderPresident Vladimir Putin
FaithOrthodox Christian

CurrencyRuble
AnimalBrown Bear

The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Vladimir Putin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, infamous sell-swords, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.553 billion Russians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moscow. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Versailian economy, worth a remarkable 7,604 trillion Rubles 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. 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 amazing 488,952 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, and the law says that all Russians are created equal — no matter how they were created. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Versail's national animal is the Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christian.

Versail is ranked 151,338th in the world and 1,019th in 10000 Islands for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 27.57 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Black Market: 12thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18thMost Subsidized Industry: 90thMost Corrupt Governments: 91stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 171stMost Advanced Public Education: 199thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 224thLargest Mining Sector: 224thHighest Average Incomes: 253rdLargest Governments: 312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 340thMost Efficient Economies: 378thLowest Crime Rates: 392ndHighest Economic Output: 616thMost Devout: 674thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 806thHighest Poor Incomes: 940thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,079thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,258thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,310thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,825thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,842ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,087thSmartest Citizens: 2,303rdMost Avoided: 2,669thLargest Retail Industry: 3,256thMost Influential: 3,998thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,011thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,523rdLargest Populations: 8,653rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,388thMost Cultured: 11,734thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,023rdRudest Citizens: 14,509th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 85th in the regionLargest Populations: 99th in the region

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