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Rudest Citizens: 298thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 843rdLargest Retail Industry: 944th
The Zero-One Heavy Industry of
Corporate Bordello
Time to fly...it's the only choice.
DX Machina
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Versatran

Population4.433 billion

CapitalHovercraft Docks
LeaderDX Machina
FaithUnity

CurrencyPadd
AnimalSentinel

The Zero-One Heavy Industry of Versatran is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by DX Machina with a fair hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, otherworldly petting zoo, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.433 billion Machinists are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hovercraft Docks. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 48.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Versatran Industries economy, worth a remarkable 1,387 trillion Padds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 312,938 Padds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 920,921 per year while the poor average 83,727, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

Recognizing the Versatran Industries flag qualifies you for citizenship, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs, and a Spiritus Tourist Association survey has rated Versatran #1 for number twos. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Versatran's national animal is the Sentinel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unity.

Versatran is ranked 2,901st in the world and 5th in Spiritus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 7,709.45 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Rudest Citizens: 298thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 843rdLargest Retail Industry: 944thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,007thFattest Citizens: 1,188thMost Avoided: 1,430thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,468thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,549thMost Armed: 1,608thMost Efficient Economies: 1,625thHighest Average Incomes: 1,724thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,995thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,206thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,218thHighest Crime Rates: 2,303rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,548thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,640thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,728thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,901stLargest Mining Sector: 2,998thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,004thLargest Black Market: 3,009thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,446thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,109thSmartest Citizens: 4,960thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,963rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,687thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,992ndMost Secular: 7,118thLargest Governments: 7,735thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,566thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,992ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,661stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,317thMost Inclusive: 13,715thMost Cultured: 13,815thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,919th
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionNudest: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, a Spiritus Tourist Association survey has rated Versatran #1 for number twos.
  • : Versatran was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs.
  • : Versatran was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, recognizing the Versatran Industries flag qualifies you for citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, a policy of plausible deniability helps protect the government from athletic doping scandals.
  • : Versatran was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Versatran, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.

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