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Least Corrupt Governments: 61stMost Secular: 257thSafest: 260th
The Liberal Tropical Emirates of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
For Freedom!
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Truckler
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Velkia and the Islands

Population22.663 billion

CapitalFour Corners
LeaderProtectorate Pika Paquet
FaithAtheism

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBreegull

The Liberal Tropical Emirates of Velkia and the Islands is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Protectorate Pika Paquet with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 22.663 billion Velkia Islanders love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Four Corners. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Velkian economy, worth a remarkable 5,747 trillion Crowns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 253,588 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Velkian politicians, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is totally unknown. Velkia and the Islands's national animal is the Breegull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Velkia and the Islands is ranked 197,214th in the world and 349th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.35 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 61stMost Secular: 257thSafest: 260thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 264thLargest Publishing Industry: 615thHighest Poor Incomes: 937thSmartest Citizens: 961stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,155thMost Influential: 1,232ndMost Cultured: 1,372ndHighest Economic Output: 1,384thMost Inclusive: 1,606thMost Developed: 1,720thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,057thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,144thMost Pacifist: 2,177thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,202ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,251stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,480thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,530thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,564thLargest Governments: 2,636thHealthiest Citizens: 2,764thHighest Average Incomes: 3,265thMost Efficient Economies: 3,460thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,675thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,447thLargest Populations: 4,632ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,684thNicest Citizens: 4,928thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,690thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,370thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,575thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,639thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,010thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 11,384thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,566thMost Stationary: 12,476thMost Income Equality: 18,414th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Velkia and the Islands was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Language and Education Rights for Deaf Individuals".
  • : Velkia and the Islands voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Iran"".
  • : Velkia and the Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.

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