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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,591st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,603rd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,718th
The United Communes of
Left-wing Utopia
From The Ashes, We Rise!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Verketa

Population6.006 billion

CapitalVakt
FaithThe Natural Sciences

CurrencyVa
AnimalDaegar

The United Communes of Verketa is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.006 billion Verketans 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, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vakt. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Verketan economy, worth 963 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 160,390 Vas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, large sections of Verketa have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there, piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, and "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster. 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 11,355th in the world and 352nd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 85.85 Atheism Rate.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,591stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,603rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,718thMost Influential: 1,936thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,243rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,252ndMost Pacifist: 2,360thMost Inclusive: 2,412thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,538thSafest: 2,678thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,754thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,996thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,042ndNicest Citizens: 3,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,153rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,181stMost Developed: 3,196thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,417thMost Cultured: 3,506thLargest Governments: 4,072ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,110thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,382ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,596thMost Efficient Economies: 4,609thSmartest Citizens: 4,667thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,278thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,752ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,950thHealthiest Citizens: 7,621stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,910thTop
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Nudest: 8,793rdMost Income Equality: 9,906thHighest Average Incomes: 10,788thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,109thMost Secular: 11,355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,667thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,110thHighest Economic Output: 14,747thBest Weather: 15,365thHighest Drug Use: 16,650th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 59th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 67th in the regionMost Pacifist: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 72nd in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 77th in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Governments: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 90th in the regionMost Developed: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 109th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 120th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 121st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 134th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 140th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 140th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 148th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 161st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 163rd in the regionNudest: 189th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 196th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 203rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 234th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 268th in the regionLargest Populations: 291st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionMost Secular: 352nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 423rd in the regionBest Weather: 425th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 532nd in the regionMost Stationary: 535th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Verketa was endorsed by The Phantasmagorial Land-Shrine of Rhealaliit.
  • : Verketa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, piracy is the nation's most popular pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, large sections of Verketa have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there.
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Verketa was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Verketa, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Verketan pirates.
  • : Verketa endorsed The Republic of Sreneck.
  • : Verketa was endorsed by The Republic of Sreneck.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » H-Zhena, Aelitia, A Slanted Black Stripe, Riveraland, Solestia, Wiranath, Kampf Empire, Ver Norge, Squid Ruinosa, Drunken Seal Islands, ReeK, Bachtendekuppen, Adolanta, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Sacred Whale, The Almighty Country, Blazing Samaritan, Freedom Fascists, Am Echad, The Empire of Rijelv, Federated States of Zootron, Bacon Land, Trimmania, Unified Republic of America, Izonno, New Leganes, Ravendi, Todd McCloud, Ridann, Elejamie, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, Dark Edgyness, Brotherland, Kangarawa, Arkantis, Lanagon, Lyontisia, Dragonia, Wizardonia, Axdel, Danesopia, Unger under over, Danelaw Scandinavia, Soirwren, Tshana, Kyrtizhan, Furnifold, Sansangra, Survivoristan, and 57 others.Davinhia, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Hizuru, Bullpups, Galve, Elkenian, Wanabe, Agonya, The Romanum Legio, Packilvania, Wendelandia, British Calradia, Fedele, YahYahYah, Dpispitir, Roissyland, Aristortia, The Happian Union, Tim Stark, Dreshand, Shavara, Thyaclinia, Areast, Fraxhemark, Merlovich, Davelands, Gorbastan, Neruch, Socialist Holy American Empire, The Angel of Charity, Sicilla, Superior Indonesia, Janoobi Jazair, BearStackof2015, VW53Aland, Someseni, Talitoa, Just Vale 2, Norport, Fantasy Peninsula, Dyonisistan, Tree Egg, Stellar Colonies, Ska Hydorordia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Justice-Becoming, VoyKovie, Marrico, Kingdom of Pars, Kilkire, Aleister, CheeseBurrito, Funkadelia, Babcocia, The United Neo American Union, Sreneck, and Rhealaliit.

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