by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,846thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,359thBest Weather: 4,970th
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Population9.31 billion

CapitalVelarde City
LeaderDyleo Alejandro

AnimalGolden Eagle

The Republic of Velarde is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Dyleo Alejandro with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.31 billion Velardeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velarde City. The average income tax rate is 88.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Velardean economy, worth a remarkable 1,097 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 117,927 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, and the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Velarde's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Velarde is ranked 204,241st in the world and 120th in South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.55 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,846thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,359thBest Weather: 4,970thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,011thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,223rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,259thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,670thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,906thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,722ndSafest: 7,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,862ndMost Influential: 8,213thMost Developed: 8,628thNicest Citizens: 8,743rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,816thMost Cultured: 9,487thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,773rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,831stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,202ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,450thSmartest Citizens: 11,025thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,086thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,176thMost Inclusive: 11,590thMost Pacifist: 11,721stLowest Crime Rates: 12,019thTop
Largest Governments: 12,680thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,682ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,489thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,424thHealthiest Citizens: 14,854thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,660thHighest Economic Output: 16,777thMost Efficient Economies: 19,970th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Abortion"".
  • : Velarde endorsed The Kingdom of Falesi.
  • : Velarde was endorsed by The Kingdom of Falesi.
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Velarde voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".
  • : Velarde voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 10 » Panther, Rongorongo, NothernLites, Splena, Densaner, Pigs Sheep and Wolves, Johanneslanden, Sahcara, Americatain, and Falesi.

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