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Fattest Citizens: 7,842ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,489thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,520th
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
The Nation above all
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Vrakenalk

Population12 million

CurrencyKrone
AnimalMarsh Crawlers

The Incorporated States of Vrakenalk is a tiny, efficient nation, renowned for its feral children, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12 million Vrakenalkites are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.3%.

The thriving Vrakenalkite economy, worth 842 billion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 70,177 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 347,768 per year while the poor average 8,030, a ratio of 43.3 to 1.

Vrakenalkites believe the only thing that will make you happy is being unhappy with who you are, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, the government is often referred to as "the biggest drug dealer in the nation", and corporations are either above the law or corrupting it. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Vrakenalk's national animal is the Marsh Crawlers, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Vrakenalk is ranked 158,278th in the world and 5,433rd in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 565.55 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Fattest Citizens: 7,842ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,489thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 12,520thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,872ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,543rdLargest Gambling Industry: 16,953rdMost Avoided: 17,027thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,291stHighest Crime Rates: 19,561stMost Pro-Market: 19,973rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20,314thMost Armed: 20,764thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,307thMost Conservative: 21,716thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,760th
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Fattest Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 290th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 311th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 325th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 359th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 418th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 440th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 529th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 534th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 574th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 579th in the regionMost Avoided: 601st in the regionMost Extreme: 608th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 662nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 686th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 699th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 850th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Vrakenalk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative, Highest Disposable Incomes, and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, corporations are either above the law or corrupting it.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, the government is often referred to as "the biggest drug dealer in the nation".
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence.
  • : Following new legislation in Vrakenalk, Vrakenalkites believe the only thing that will make you happy is being unhappy with who you are.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Vrakenalk lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.

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