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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,272ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,348thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,746th
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Nova Vandalia

Population5.25 billion

Capitala Spandex Factory
LeaderGeorge Tirebiter
FaithThe Tickling of Strangers


The Pataphysical Mothman of Nova Vandalia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by George Tirebiter with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.25 billion Velociraptors enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of a Spandex Factory. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The thriving Funky economy, worth 505 trillion socks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 96,212 socks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in George Tirebiter's bedroom. Crime is totally unknown. Nova Vandalia's national animal is the Yam, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Tickling of Strangers.

Nova Vandalia is ranked 11,868th in the world and 6th in The Sasquatch Republic for Smartest Citizens, with 84.18 quips per hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,272ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,348thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,746thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,789thMost Inclusive: 1,991stBest Weather: 2,347thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,404thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,740thNicest Citizens: 2,842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,993rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,254thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,521stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,915thHighest Food Quality: 4,034thMost Pacifist: 6,052ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,115thHealthiest Citizens: 6,332ndLargest Governments: 7,863rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,430thSafest: 9,879thMost Secular: 10,475thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,726thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,862ndMost Armed: 11,689thSmartest Citizens: 11,868thTop
Nudest: 14,577thMost Cultured: 18,188thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,503rdLowest Crime Rates: 19,650thHighest Drug Use: 23,295th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Illahee, Chodean Kal, East Coggins, El Tejon, Imkihca, and Isle of Farore.