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The Federation of Vul Handa

“God, Homeland, Liberty”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific

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Vul Handa

Population773 million

Currencydollar
Animaleagle

The Federation of Vul Handa is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, devout population of 773 million Vul Handans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Vul Handan economy, worth 30.8 trillion dollars 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Cheese 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 39,821 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes, the nation's soldiers often believe they're in the Air Force, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age, and sprinters achieve their personal bests only when the Olympic Team recruiters come calling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vul Handa's national animal is the eagle.

Vul Handa is ranked 135,488th in the world and 5,944th in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 510.33 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,703rdMost Influential: 4,032ndTop
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Most Income Equality: 23,538th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 219th in the regionMost Influential: 290th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 571st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 714th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,035th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1,063rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vul Handa voted against the World Assembly Resolution "The Environmental Protections act".
  • : Vul Handa was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Kuguar.
  • : Vul Handa was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Land of Corporations.
  • : Following new legislation in Vul Handa, sprinters achieve their personal bests only when the Olympic Team recruiters come calling.
  • : Vul Handa submitted a proposal to the Security Council Commendation Board entitled "Commend The Alliance of Eros".
  • : Vul Handa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Promotion of Clean Energy"".
  • : Vul Handa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Emergency Broadcasting Standards".
  • : Vul Handa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Vul Handa voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Paid Leave Act".
  • : Vul Handa endorsed The Empire of Arcadiam.

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