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The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum

“Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Antarctica

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The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leita O'Shea with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 24.176 billion Voltaru love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ohm. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Voltaru economy, worth a remarkable 4,477 trillion volts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 185,211 volts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nationalized auto industry is adept at making durable little cars nobody wants to drive, the government has enacted freedom of information, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Voltarum's national animal is the electric sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Voltarum is ranked 11th in Antarctica and 2,843rd in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 301 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 26 minutes ago

  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • 2 days 4 hours ago: The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "War Crimes Tribunal".
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Mountains to the East"".
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, the nationalized auto industry is adept at making durable little cars nobody wants to drive.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, most citizens in The Voltarum are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in The Voltarum, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • 7 days ago: The Voltarum voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marine Debris Accord"".
  • 8 days ago: The Voltarum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 5%).

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