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Most Advanced Public Education: 19thMost Subsidized Industry: 26thHighest Poor Incomes: 40th
The 🌀 Malevolent Catastrophe ⚡ of
Father Knows Best State
☆🌪️ I'm so old! Back in my day we had 9 planets! 🌪️☆
Sergeant Major Ozoi
Influence
Vassal
Founder / Glorious Leader
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Vando0sa

Population13.781 billion

CapitalSerico
LeaderSergeant Major Ozoi
FaithCult of Shvonkism

CurrencyCek
AnimalFaerie

The 🌀 Malevolent Catastrophe ⚡ of Vando0sa is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sergeant Major Ozoi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ubiquitous missile silos, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful population of 13.781 billion youkai 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serico. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient youkai economy, worth a remarkable 8,468 trillion Ceks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 a breathtaking 614,527 Ceks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, the Vando0sa Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, the government loves seeing the little people fight, and the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Vando0sa's national animal is the Faerie, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of Shvonkism.

Vando0sa is ranked 165,764th in the world and 404th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Most Pro-Market, scoring -56.78 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 19thMost Subsidized Industry: 26thHighest Poor Incomes: 40thMost Inclusive: 49thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 53rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57thLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rdMost Rebellious Youth: 69thMost Armed: 69thMost Advanced Public Transport: 79thLargest Black Market: 86thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 117thHighest Crime Rates: 125thHighest Average Incomes: 126thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 166thMost Efficient Economies: 167thLargest Governments: 171stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 184thMost Beautiful Environments: 342ndMost Cultured: 368thMost Secular: 373rdSmartest Citizens: 376thRudest Citizens: 464thHighest Economic Output: 605thFattest Citizens: 610thMost Cheerful Citizens: 821stMost Valuable International Artwork: 886thMost Corrupt Governments: 921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,264thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,369thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,081stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,411thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,437thLargest Retail Industry: 5,820thMost Influential: 7,674thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,303rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 11,512thHighest Drug Use: 14,493rdLargest Populations: 16,138thNicest Citizens: 17,908th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 26th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 39th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Vando0sa changed its national motto to "☆🌪️ I'm so old! Back in my day we had 9 planets! 🌪️☆".
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Vando0sa altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, the Vando0sa Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, Sergeant Major Ozoi can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Vando0sa lodged a message on the The Glorious Nations of Iwaku Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Vando0sa, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.

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