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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,982ndMost Influential: 2,330thHealthiest Citizens: 5,202nd
The Commonwealth of
Father Knows Best State
Salus Dum Vigilamus
Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Volkason

Population1.615 billion

CapitalTalongaurd
LeaderMaxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason
FaithThe Primordial Dragon Asha

CurrencyTalons
AnimalEagle

The Commonwealth of Volkason is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Maxymilian Falon Lucien Volkason with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.615 billion 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Talongaurd. The average income tax rate is 76.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Volkasonian economy, worth 223 trillion Talons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 138,494 Talons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, professional athletes can't see balls amid the deluge of advertisements, and awkward tourists are offered the 'unique experience' of rodeo clown. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Primordial Dragon Asha.

Volkason is ranked 164,844th in the world and 1,358th in the West Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 89.2 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,982ndMost Influential: 2,330thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 5,202ndBest Weather: 5,213thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,270thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,905thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,522ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,789thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,815thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,349thMost Cultured: 8,433rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,459thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,633rdMost Developed: 9,593rdMost Inclusive: 10,669thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,516thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,021stTop
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Nicest Citizens: 12,454thLargest Governments: 13,653rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,135thSmartest Citizens: 14,416thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,739thMost Secular: 15,271stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,389thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,463rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,788thMost Pacifist: 15,863rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,046thMost Efficient Economies: 16,609thHighest Average Incomes: 16,969thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,863rdMost Subsidized Industry: 19,707thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,932ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,245thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,748thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,209thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,342ndHighest Poor Incomes: 21,394th
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Most Influential: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 110th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 128th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 129th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 149th in the regionMost Cultured: 160th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 175th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 176th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 197th in the regionMost Developed: 210th in the regionLargest Governments: 252nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 258th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 301st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 306th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 309th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 314th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 316th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 343rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 355th in the regionMost Secular: 356th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 369th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 396th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 434th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 439th in the regionMost Pacifist: 449th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 450th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 488th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 554th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Volkason voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, awkward tourists are offered the 'unique experience' of rodeo clown.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, professional athletes can't see balls amid the deluge of advertisements.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, replacement organs are grown in vats.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Volkason, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 113 » Wickedly evil people, Mediobogdum, Anuubis, Psikuta, Gryphonian Alliance, Q The Almighty, Arnic, Granducato Toscana, Svanland, Westwind, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Ferroia, Atheist States of Philippines, IndyCar Racing, Papercuts and Skittles, Condonohia, BoxcarJim, The Father-Land, Kittenlicious, Thyrall, Sultanat of Turkistan, Fuentana, Mathematania, New Belia, Archonina, Constantinopolisia, DiscGolfLand, Liberillia, Holmani, Common Good, Pandaland II, Twisted Duality, Sniper Slayers, Comia Noracon, Formenor, The United Tribes of Bantai, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Sindria, Oronia, Pi Island, Dreamers for Hope, Triestine, Akshireuya, Vasilism, Divina Patriae, Glorious Existence, Mirchusko, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Wyndward, and 63 others.Champaign, Fallgriffin, Matism, Fumafuma, Bodusse, Fallen Iron Duke, Win Mints, Cro Magnon, Ingentis Novus, Loegries, The North American Assembly, Kisovec, Gracelantia, The Technocratic Ideas, Fujai, Lynier, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, Antahbrantahstan, Desmosthenes and Burke, Athrid HullHund, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Undivided, Western End Them Son, Giovanniland, Samueliebox, Dilber, Nieubasria, Hamburg Neo, BIteland, Shaktirajya, Arvladma, Yaspica, Kalla, Albyion Kingdom, Professor thomas, San Diego Islands, Armis Maxima, Nas Crustium, Vlobbania, Aldesport, Orson Welles, Moriari, Ahssn, Pepinooo, Greynne, Valocke, The Western Beastlands, Rowdy, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Isle Royale, Mackieron, Lodiberdade, A virtual triad, Iglot, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Schlesien-Galizien, Estaebia, Weratt, and Zoran.

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