by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,238thMost Influential: 6,420thSafest: 8,354th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Condemnant Quo Non Intellegunt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.31 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Roderick Lockwood


The United Socialist States of Vessarlian is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.31 billion Vessarlans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rocaster. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Vessarlan economy, worth 52.6 trillion Septims a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 40,147 Septims, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Carefully-staged grief is displayed by Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood after national disasters, police aim to defeat hatred with love with their "hugs-for-thugs" program, under love's heavy burden Prime Minister Roderick Lockwood sinks lower in the political right's esteem, and political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vessarlian's national animal is the Okapi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheist.

Vessarlian is ranked 220,918th in the world and 7,530th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.54 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,238thTop
Most Influential: 6,420thSafest: 8,354thMost Pacifist: 8,591stTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,956thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,514thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,769thNicest Citizens: 17,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,842ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,019thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,647thMost Inclusive: 20,688thBest Weather: 21,187thMost Income Equality: 21,659thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,950thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,966thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,504thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,861st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 171st in the regionSafest: 264th in the regionMost Pacifist: 293rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 475th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 477th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 522nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 540th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 560th in the regionNicest Citizens: 565th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 579th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 592nd in the regionBest Weather: 658th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 700th in the regionMost Inclusive: 708th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 708th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 736th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 738th in the regionMost Cultured: 761st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 762nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 777th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 819th in the region

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