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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19thHighest Poor Incomes: 45th
The Technocratic Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Security is had by the achievements of man
Influence
Dealmaker
Roleplay Moderator
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Veradax

Population13.075 billion

CapitalXoysa
LeaderZealli Sonre
FaithThe Acolytes of Pathosis

CurrencyXyre
AnimalGiant Anteater

The Technocratic Empire of Veradax is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Zealli Sonre with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.075 billion Veradacians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xoysa. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Veradaxian economy, worth a remarkable 8,189 trillion Xyres 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 626,349 Xyres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many marriages go virtually unconsummated, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, and the Giant Anteater is a protected species. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Veradax's national animal is the Giant Anteater, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Acolytes of Pathosis.

Veradax is ranked 141,424th in the world and 63rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring zero on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19thHighest Poor Incomes: 45thMost Secular: 87thLargest Black Market: 124thHighest Average Incomes: 124thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 136thSmartest Citizens: 207thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 207thLargest Insurance Industry: 326thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 403rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 408thMost Corrupt Governments: 459thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 563rdHighest Economic Output: 686thMost Armed: 800thMost Efficient Economies: 940thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,046thLowest Crime Rates: 1,056thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,155thLargest Governments: 1,305thMost Developed: 1,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,631stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,729thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,771stTop
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Most Cultured: 2,290thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,368thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,817thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,859thMost Influential: 2,919thRudest Citizens: 3,119thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,255thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,393rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,674thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,856thLargest Mining Sector: 4,056thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,470thMost Stationary: 8,679thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,807thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,766thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,796thHealthiest Citizens: 11,296thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 13,930thLargest Populations: 18,624thMost Authoritarian: 21,706th
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, the Giant Anteater is a protected species.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Veradax voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, Maxtopians are both starving and giddy after the Veradaxian military unleashed its biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, Veradaxian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Veradax, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.

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