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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 171stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 557thMost Influential: 783rd
The Tsaral Realm of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The light of the Suomi Star guides the Realm!
Tsarina Katja Hämäläinen II
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population5.407 billion

LeaderTsarina Katja Hämäläinen II
FaithSuomi Lutheranism

AnimalManed Wolf

The Tsaral Realm of Volstokn is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Tsarina Katja Hämäläinen II with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.407 billion Volkish are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rovaniemi. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 89.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Volkish economy, worth a remarkable 1,081 trillion Markkaa a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 200,015 Markkaa, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 764,629 per year while the poor average 36,155, a ratio of 21.1 to 1.

The automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, governments opposing Volstokn are beset by rebels, Tsarina Katja Hämäläinen II signs the laws but abides by none of them, and all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Volstokn's national animal is the Maned Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Suomi Lutheranism.

Volstokn is ranked 137,522nd in the world and 6,804th in The North Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 21,001.59 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 171stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 557thMost Influential: 783rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,610thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 1,891stLargest Black Market: 2,158thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,371stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,601stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,707thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,810thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,282ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,398thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,512thMost Armed: 4,449thMost Efficient Economies: 5,821stHighest Average Incomes: 6,225thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,367thMost Secular: 7,595thLargest Governments: 8,294thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,467thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,314thLowest Crime Rates: 9,918thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,726thMost Developed: 14,480thHighest Economic Output: 14,638thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,376thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,421stMost Conservative: 16,474thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,802ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,793rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 49th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 62nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 76th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 101st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 113th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 130th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 146th in the regionMost Armed: 156th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 237th in the regionMost Influential: 275th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 291st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 310th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 327th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 376th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 379th in the regionMost Secular: 396th in the regionLargest Governments: 428th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 465th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 502nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 579th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 675th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 705th in the regionMost Developed: 774th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 790th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 822nd in the regionMost Avoided: 866th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 878th in the regionMost Stationary: 924th in the region

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