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The United Introverts of VW53Aland

“Gewoon gezond verstand eigenlijk” VW53a

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The East Pacific

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VW53Aland

Population4.602 billion

CapitalSciroccoville
LeaderVW53a
FaithHoly wholly

Currencyflorin
Animalcat-dragon

The United Introverts of VW53Aland is a massive, genial nation, ruled by VW53a with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.602 billion VW53Alandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sciroccoville. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient VW53Alandian economy, worth 450 trillion florins a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,838 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, and ambulances aren't allowed to overtake hearses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. VW53Aland's national animal is the cat-dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Holy wholly.

VW53Aland is ranked 112,302nd in the world and 4,404th in The East Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,143.57 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84thMost Influential: 170thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,101stBest Weather: 2,400thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,307thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,450thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,501stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,532ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,563rdNicest Citizens: 3,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,734thSafest: 4,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,503rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,893rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,043rdMost Inclusive: 5,339thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,374thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,396thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,838thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,174thMost Developed: 8,864thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,106thLowest Crime Rates: 10,066thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,343rdMost Cultured: 11,457thLargest Governments: 13,302ndMost Devout: 13,435thSmartest Citizens: 14,934thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,340th
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 72nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 82nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 90th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionSafest: 116th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 119th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 151st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 163rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 172nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 172nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 182nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 201st in the regionMost Developed: 251st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 285th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 292nd in the regionMost Cultured: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 353rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 390th in the regionMost Stationary: 396th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 445th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 462nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 499th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 569th in the regionLargest Populations: 631st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 631st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 683rd in the region

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