by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,714thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,677thMost Pacifist: 7,834th
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Population1.7 billion



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.

Varanius is ranked 68,901st in the world and 2,450th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 2,726.62 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Influential: 1,714thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 7,677thMost Pacifist: 7,834thSafest: 9,087thMost Inclusive: 9,184thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,196thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,389thNicest Citizens: 9,456thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,678thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,996thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,469thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,004thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,282ndMost Beautiful Environments: 13,787thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,808thBest Weather: 14,005thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,296thLowest Crime Rates: 15,109thHealthiest Citizens: 15,275thSmartest Citizens: 15,789thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,921stMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,097thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,487thMost Cultured: 16,515thMost Secular: 16,761stHighest Poor Incomes: 17,053rd
Most Influential: 41st in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 167th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 189th in the regionMost Pacifist: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 208th in the regionSafest: 223rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 228th in the regionNicest Citizens: 228th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 240th in the regionMost Inclusive: 243rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 261st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 271st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 299th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 305th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 308th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 330th in the regionBest Weather: 333rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 353rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 353rd in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 377th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 404th in the regionLargest Governments: 414th in the regionMost Secular: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 533rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 559th in the region

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