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The Most Serene Republic of Virillum

“From Ashes, for Eternity”

Category: Iron Fist Socialists
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Virillum

Population2.657 billion

CapitalVictory Town
LeaderFirst Citizen

CurrencyShilling
AnimalPhoenix

The Most Serene Republic of Virillum is a massive, genial nation, ruled by First Citizen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.657 billion Virillumians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Victory Town. The average income tax rate is 82.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Virillumian economy, worth 196 trillion Shillings a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 73,803 Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

An increasing number of animal species are named 'Bob', modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers, and older citizens lament over the loss of law and order. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Virillum's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Virillum is ranked 134,494th in the world and 6,406th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.5 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 901stMost Influential: 1,204thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,420thNicest Citizens: 5,438thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,514thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,026thBest Weather: 6,138thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,294thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,877thHealthiest Citizens: 8,220thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,734thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,967thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,448thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,842ndMost Inclusive: 10,310thTop
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Most Pacifist: 12,044thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,472ndMost Cultured: 12,814thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,587thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,554thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,955thLowest Crime Rates: 16,469thLargest Governments: 19,132ndSmartest Citizens: 19,557thMost Secular: 20,861st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 194th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 293rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 294th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 304th in the regionNicest Citizens: 309th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 319th in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 392nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 445th in the regionMost Influential: 487th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 490th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 504th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 525th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 540th in the regionMost Inclusive: 584th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 585th in the regionMost Cultured: 608th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 609th in the regionMost Pacifist: 658th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 669th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 726th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 805th in the regionLargest Governments: 907th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 963rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,003rd in the region

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