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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,869th Largest Mining Sector: 14,757th
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Hoyonke Volic

Population148 million


The Empire of Hoyonke Volic is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 148 million Hoyonke Volicians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 14.9%.

The Hoyonke Volician economy, worth 7.47 trillion Kunas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 50,503 Kunas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts, more and more students are taking up a career in medicine, and the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Hoyonke Volic's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Hoyonke Volic is ranked 21,852nd in the world and 2nd in The Rocky Taiga for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,744.06 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,869thLargest Mining Sector: 14,757th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the region

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