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The Grand Duchy of Vir136

“Surely some revelation is at hand”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Virgolia

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Vir136

Population654 million

CurrencyPeso
AnimalDog

The Grand Duchy of Vir136 is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 654 million Vir136ians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.1%.

The very strong Vir136ian economy, worth 33.9 trillion Pesos a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,872 Pesos, with the richest citizens earning 9.7 times as much as the poorest.

Leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, and emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand. Crime is moderate. Vir136's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Vir136 is ranked 180,947th in the world and 333rd in Virgolia for Highest Poor Incomes, with 14,910.71 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Secular: 14,100thMost Armed: 17,496thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,811thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,006thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,585th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, Leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, cigarettes are dead-cheap.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, legions of police officers force people to move into massive urban apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, it's not just poseurs who wear oversized sound-cancelling headphones as they walk the city streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, overweight people receive reparations checks from fast-food chains.
  • : Following new legislation in Vir136, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.

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