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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,999thMost Influential: 2,333rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,151st
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Salus Dum Vigilamus
Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.681 billion

LeaderMaxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
FaithThe Primordial Dragon Asha


The Commonwealth of Volkason is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.681 billion Volkasonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talongaurd. The average income tax rate is 78.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Volkasonian economy, worth 243 trillion Talons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 144,596 Talons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

They say that Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volkason's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Primordial Dragon Asha.

Volkason is ranked 89,819th in the world and 2,070th in the West Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,256.49 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,999thMost Influential: 2,333rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 5,151stBest Weather: 5,636thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,246thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,440thLowest Crime Rates: 6,488thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,850thMost Cultured: 8,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,650thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,835thMost Developed: 9,181stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,799thMost Inclusive: 10,100thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,943rdMost Secular: 11,728thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,860thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,962ndTop
Largest Governments: 12,789thSmartest Citizens: 13,247thNicest Citizens: 13,800thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,062ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,093rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,216thMost Efficient Economies: 15,165thHighest Average Incomes: 15,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,560thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,459thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,819thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,126thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,301stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,602ndMost Pacifist: 18,394thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,766thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,182ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,800thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,239th
Most Influential: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 56th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 114th in the regionBest Weather: 121st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 129th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 143rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 147th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 175th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 178th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 196th in the regionMost Developed: 204th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 207th in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionMost Inclusive: 242nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 254th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 273rd in the regionMost Secular: 274th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 281st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 283rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 286th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 299th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 303rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 309th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 311th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 331st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 334th in the regionNicest Citizens: 337th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 420th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 434th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 467th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 472nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 481st in the regionMost Pacifist: 495th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 551st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Volkason was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, they say that Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia.
  • : Volkason voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Communist Bloc".
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the entire entry for Volkason in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, a proud mining community is considering a rebellion after the Capital officially renamed them 'District XII'.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 113 » Wickedly evil people, Mediobogdum, Anuubis, Psikuta, Gryphonian Alliance, Q The Almighty, Arnic, Granducato Toscana, Svanland, Westwind, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Ferroia, Atheist States of Philippines, IndyCar Racing, Papercuts and Skittles, Condonohia, BoxcarJim, The Father-Land, Kittenlicious, Thyrall, Sultanat of Turkistan, Fuentana, Mathematania, New Belia, Archonina, Constantinopolisia, DiscGolfLand, Liberillia, Holmani, Common Good, Pandaland II, Twisted Duality, Sniper Slayers, Comia Noracon, Formenor, The United Tribes of Bantai, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Sindria, Oronia, Pi Island, Dreamers for Hope, Triestine, Akshireuya, Vasilism, Divina Patriae, Glorious Existence, Mirchusko, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Wyndward, and 63 others.Champaign, Fallgriffin, Matism, Fumafuma, Bodusse, Fallen Iron Duke, Win Mints, Cro Magnon, Ingentis Novus, Loegries, The North American Assembly, Kisovec, Gracelantia, The Technocratic Ideas, Fujai, Lynier, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Antahbrantahstan, Desmosthenes and Burke, Athrid HullHund, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Undivided, Western End Them Son, Giovanniland, Samueliebox, Dilber, Nieubasria, Hamburg Neo, BIteland, Shaktirajya, Arvladma, Yaspica, Kalla, Albyion Kingdom, Professor thomas, San Diego Islands, Armis Maxima, Nas Crustium, Vlobbania, Aldesport, Orson Welles, Moriari, Ahssn, Pepinooo, Greynne, Valocke, The Western Beastlands, Rowdy, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Isle Royale, Mackieron, Lodiberdade, Iglot, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Schlesien-Galizien, Estaebia, Weratt, Zoran, and Westime.

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