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Planet Vulkan

Population2.475 billion

CapitalShiKahr
LeaderT'Pau
FaithPolytheism

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalSehlat

The Unassailable Logic of Planet Vulkan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by T'Pau with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 2.475 billion Vulcanians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShiKahr. The average income tax rate is 85.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Vulcanian economy, worth 101 trillion Federation Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 41,132 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned, and Planet Vulkan's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Planet Vulkan's national animal is the Sehlat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Polytheism.

Planet Vulkan is ranked 69,857th in the world and 35th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 4,633.62 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 692ndTop
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Most Pacifist: 4,172ndSafest: 5,915thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,485thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,068thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,919thMost Devout: 10,509thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,712thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,398thNicest Citizens: 12,564thBest Weather: 13,605thMost Income Equality: 14,097thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,131stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,502ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,918thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,379thMost Authoritarian: 19,121stMost Advanced Public Education: 20,184thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,798thLeast Corrupt Governments: 22,084th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Planet Vulkan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Planet Vulkan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Vulkan, Planet Vulkan's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Vulkan, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Vulkan, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Vulkan, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Planet Vulkan, radio stations are forbidden to play anything with too much drum or bass.
  • : Planet Vulkan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Planet Vulkan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Planet Vulkan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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