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.
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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