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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,155thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,199th
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Salus Dum Vigilamus
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Volkason

Population376 million

CapitalTalongaurd

CurrencyMark
AnimalEagle

The Commonwealth of Volkason is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 376 million 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talongaurd. The average income tax rate is 58.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Volkasonian economy, worth 40.3 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,203 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pro-democracy regime change has been avoided, ambulances aren't allowed to overtake hearses, police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs, and private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government. 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 soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Volkason is ranked 181,650th in the world and 5,051st in the West Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 14.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,155thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,199thMost Influential: 5,029thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,106thMost Pacifist: 19,679thMost Developed: 20,258thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,269th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 88th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 369th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 378th in the regionMost Developed: 445th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 461st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 470th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 473rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 488th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 505th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 513th in the regionMost Cultured: 526th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 543rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 557th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 580th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, police officers have been re-kitted with designer uniforms and gold-plated handcuffs.
  • : Volkason voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
  • : Volkason voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Volkason was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, ambulances aren't allowed to overtake hearses.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 114 » Wickedly evil people, Mediobogdum, Recuecn, Anuubis, Psikuta, Gryphonian Alliance, Klease, Q The Almighty, Shaqolandia, Arnic, The Unified Missourtama States, Granducato Toscana, Svanland, Westwind, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Ferroia, Atheist States of Philippines, IndyCar Racing, Numpties, Papercuts and Skittles, The United Republic of Westend, Condonohia, Avadon, BoxcarJim, Bran Astor, The Father-Land, Kittenlicious, Thyrall, Pandaland III, Sultanat of Turkistan, United Adaikes, Gastenburg, Fuentana, Mathematania, New Belia, Archonina, Constantinopolisia, The Fourth Redoubt, DiscGolfLand, Liberillia, Holmani, Free Radio States, Common Good, Pandaland II, Twisted Duality, Cryland, Sniper Slayers, Comia Noracon, Formenor, Gemiturkapistan, and 64 others.The United Tribes of Bantai, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Sindria, Oronia, Pi Island, Dreamers for Hope, Triestine, Akshireuya, Vasilism, Eskaton, Quevilis, Divina Patriae, Glorious Existence, Mirchusko, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, The Antarctic Empires, Wyndward, Hiems, Eleftherios venizelos, Barcocoland, Salt Lake Mountain, Champaign, Fallgriffin, Matism, Fumafuma, Bodusse, Fallen Iron Duke, Win Mints, Cro Magnon, Ingentis Novus, Loegries, The North American Assembly, Plankstein, Kisovec, Gracelantia, Mercia Regnum, The Technocratic Ideas, Rineia, Seanville, Fujai, Lynier, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Antahbrantahstan, Desmosthenes and Burke, Athrid HullHund, Paschalia, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Undivided, Western End Them Son, The Citizens of Victoria, Santos-Dominius, Emark, Giovanniland, KenyaAA, Samueliebox, Dilber, Nieubasria, The Eastern Pennsylvanian State, Hamburg Neo, Hertfordshire and Jammbo, and Bobki.

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