by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 965th Most Influential: 1,393rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,334th
The Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy Mouth-Breathing Creationists
Only War Brings Peace
President Wilson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.894 billion

LeaderPresident Wilson


The Empire of Voninstein is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Wilson with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.894 billion Voninstinians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shikoline. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Voninstinian economy, worth 250 trillion Marks a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,019 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, voting is voluntary, and the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Voninstein's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Voninstein is ranked 965th in the world and 653rd in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 149 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 965thMost Influential: 1,393rdTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,334thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,800thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,136thLowest Crime Rates: 4,771stSafest: 5,243rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,549thHealthiest Citizens: 5,915thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,677thTop
Largest Governments: 9,044thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,754thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,779thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,982ndMost Developed: 11,191stSmartest Citizens: 11,577thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,586thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,881stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,943rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,580thMost Secular: 15,792ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,347thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,754th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 136th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 160th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 218th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 224th in the regionSafest: 277th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 325th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 340th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 433rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 456th in the regionMost Influential: 553rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 578th in the regionMost Developed: 622nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 632nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 633rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 653rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 739th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 750th in the regionMost Secular: 806th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 813th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 847th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 865th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Voninstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Voninstein was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Voninstein, passwords to nuclear codes must now contain upper and lower case characters.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Shibutani, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Sundred, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Sinelona, Kwaj, Wineclaw, Corfad, PlanetPunk, Dar es Saalam, Spartoptia, Vincone Cae, United Draconia, Holy Oranz, North Bratislava, Sunto, New Bremerton, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, The Iron Lions, New Pruessen, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Unsophisticate, Diodone, Ice and Tinian, El Fiji Grande, Napnomadia, Bearical, Niradans, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, Federation Terra Australis, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, and 99 others.Lunallian, Empy, Xentherida, Dreadton, Yukti, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Guer Aike, Buckerino, Universal State Formula, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ozstan, Steraz, Ainsworth, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Votak Matim, Q w e r t y, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Joodey, Guslantis, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Trillius, Torakuen, Unimaginable Doom, Victoriaans Nederlands, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Valhalla123, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Loutsland, Analomink, Alpinea, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Constantinolia, Astrind, Zumlandia, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Juggernautilus, Penrith, Utopicican, Daiz, Runeda, San Xavier, Orado, Lindsaystan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, Cuyan, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Ponantine, Racoda, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Amauri, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Zecit, PotatoFarmers, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Pazair, United Kahndaq, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Afcon, Viridiann, Zyvetskistaahn, and Eravonia.

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