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The Nomadic Peoples of Vri

“Read the Bread Book”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus



Population6.009 billion

LeaderPresident Jimmy Dero


The Nomadic Peoples of Vri is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Jimmy Dero with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.009 billion Vrians 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, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jaquelle. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Vrian economy, worth 846 trillion Loaves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 140,856 Loaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction, and the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon. Crime is totally unknown. Vri's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Vri is ranked 15,708th in the world and 882nd in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 140,856.52 Standard Monetary Units.

Least Corrupt Governments: 582ndLargest Welfare Programs: 619thMost Compassionate Citizens: 671stNicest Citizens: 866thMost Inclusive: 866thMost Pacifist: 907thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 973rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,629thSafest: 1,731stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,981stTop
Best Weather: 2,362ndMost Developed: 2,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,163rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,177thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,303rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,469thMost Influential: 3,471stHealthiest Citizens: 3,924thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,999thSmartest Citizens: 4,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,186thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,259thLargest Governments: 5,294thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,006thLowest Crime Rates: 7,457thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,531stMost Cultured: 9,643rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,193rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 11,040thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,293rdMost Secular: 13,106thMost Income Equality: 13,833rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,499thMost Efficient Economies: 14,845thHighest Average Incomes: 15,708thHighest Economic Output: 20,017thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,060thNudest: 20,085th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 39th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionSafest: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 107th in the regionBest Weather: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 119th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 176th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 180th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 191st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 215th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 216th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 273rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 275th in the regionLargest Governments: 275th in the regionMost Income Equality: 363rd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 407th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 452nd in the regionMost Cultured: 541st in the regionNudest: 544th in the regionMost Stationary: 553rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 580th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 595th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 704th in the regionMost Secular: 710th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 754th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vri was endorsed by The People's Republic of Owans.
  • : Following new legislation in Vri, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Vri, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction.
  • : Following new legislation in Vri, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Vri, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Vri, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners.
  • : Vri was endorsed by The Pernicious Plutocracy of Honeydewistania.
  • : Vri was endorsed by The Republic of Sutnailag.
  • : Vri was endorsed by The Kingdom of Debussy.
  • : Vri was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.


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