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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,146thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,535thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,609th
The United Communes of
Left-wing Utopia
From The Ashes, We Rise!
Jadah Haeam
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Verketa

Population8.02 billion

CapitalSah Seda
LeaderJadah Haeam
FaithThe Natural Sciences

CurrencyVa
AnimalDaegar

The United Communes of Verketa is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Jadah Haeam with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.02 billion Verketana are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sah Seda. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Verketan economy, worth a remarkable 1,362 trillion Vas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 169,896 Vas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', and a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Verketa's national animal is the Daegar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Natural Sciences.

Verketa is ranked 5,385th in the world and 147th in the Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 37,068.52 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,146thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,535thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,609thMost Pacifist: 1,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,921stMost Inclusive: 1,992ndSafest: 2,019thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,308thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,354thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,437thNicest Citizens: 2,567thMost Cultured: 2,889thMost Developed: 2,931stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,069thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,137thLargest Governments: 3,354thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,480thSmartest Citizens: 3,817thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,056thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,657thMost Efficient Economies: 4,737thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,139thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,385thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,399thLowest Crime Rates: 5,400thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,226thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,081stHealthiest Citizens: 8,098thHighest Average Incomes: 9,854thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,857thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,057thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,170thNudest: 10,425thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12,155thMost Secular: 13,358thBest Weather: 15,858thHighest Drug Use: 16,369thMost Influential: 18,801stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,356thMost Income Equality: 21,615th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 46th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 48th in the regionNicest Citizens: 54th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 71st in the regionMost Developed: 81st in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 84th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 102nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 103rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 108th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 129th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 133rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 137th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 144th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 147th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 178th in the regionNudest: 190th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 204th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 227th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 241st in the regionLargest Populations: 270th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 312th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 388th in the regionBest Weather: 404th in the regionMost Politically Free: 405th in the regionMost Secular: 406th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Verketa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Verketa was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Verketa was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.

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