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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,164thMost Influential: 1,593rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,064th
The Empire and Lesser Kingdoms of
Libertarian Police State
Unité, Force, Honneur
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.85 billion

LeaderJean I Bonaparte
Faithstate secularism


The Empire and Lesser Kingdoms of Vandresque is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Jean I Bonaparte with an iron fist, and renowned for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.85 billion Imperials are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liège. The average income tax rate is 53.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Vandresquean economy, worth 155 trillion couronnes a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 83,800 couronnes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

School lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and bars are packed at all hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vandresque's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is state secularism.

Vandresque is ranked 133,732nd in the world and 2,950th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 208 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,164thMost Influential: 1,593rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,064thLargest Retail Industry: 16,831stHighest Drug Use: 17,436thBest Weather: 18,692ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,182ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,690thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,880thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,757thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,855th
Highest Drug Use: 276th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 657th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 706th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 801st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 843rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 858th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 902nd in the regionBest Weather: 1,022nd in the region

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