by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdLargest Black Market: 96thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117th
The Grand Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the glory of the Republic!
Commandant Drummond
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.546 billion

LeaderCommandant Drummond
FaithOrthodox Christian

AnimalBrown Bear

The Grand Republic of Versail is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Commandant Drummond with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.546 billion Versais are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oxsana. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Versailian economy, worth a remarkable 9,527 trillion Rubles 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. 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 an amazing 487,456 Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Every school is receiving a brand new eraser, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Versais, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Brown Bears and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Versail's national animal is the Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Orthodox Christian.

Versail is ranked 1,311th in the world and 55th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 98.14 on the Human Development Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdLargest Black Market: 96thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117thMost Corrupt Governments: 120thMost Subsidized Industry: 130thMost Advanced Public Transport: 141stMost Advanced Public Education: 200thLargest Mining Sector: 249thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 271stHighest Poor Incomes: 331stHighest Average Tax Rates: 354thHighest Average Incomes: 364thLargest Governments: 365thLowest Crime Rates: 438thHighest Economic Output: 544thLargest Agricultural Sector: 680thMost Devout: 863rdMost Developed: 1,311thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,625thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,710thMost Efficient Economies: 1,770thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,802ndSmartest Citizens: 2,258thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,266thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,823rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,370thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,226thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,563rdMost Influential: 4,646thLargest Retail Industry: 5,181stMost Avoided: 5,493rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,606thLargest Populations: 8,115thMost Cultured: 10,887thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,763rdLargest Publishing Industry: 17,066thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,634thHealthiest Citizens: 21,198th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 34th in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 71st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 74th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 91st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 135th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 206th in the regionLargest Populations: 230th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 236th in the regionMost Avoided: 280th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 316th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 497th in the regionMost Cultured: 606th in the regionRudest Citizens: 641st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 806th in the region

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