The Holy Black Santa of Varanius is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.7 billion Varanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zygotia. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Varanian economy, worth 151 trillion Octopies a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,022 Octopies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing, the VBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Varanius was endorsed by The Republic of San Diego Islands.
- : Varanius was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Torkvale.
- : Varanius was admitted to the World Assembly.
- : Varanius applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Varanius resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Varanius endorsed The Snarky Red Hand of Bran of Bhang Bhang Duc.
- : Varanius was endorsed by The Snarky Red Hand of Bran of Bhang Bhang Duc.
- : Varanius endorsed The Commonwealth of The Citizens of Victoria.
- : Varanius was endorsed by The Commonwealth of The Citizens of Victoria.
- : Varanius was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.