Most Developed: 162nd Most Influential: 187th Most Stationary: 259th
The Trenchant Order of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat.
Regional Influence
WA Delegate / Non-Executive Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leita O'Shea with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 27.22 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 average income tax rate is 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Voltaru economy, worth a remarkable 5,204 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 Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 191,203 volts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All new "spies" are fifteen-year-old acne-ridden kids on computers, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and almost all of The Voltarum's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. 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 296th in the world and 2nd in Antarctica for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Developed: 162ndMost Influential: 187thMost Stationary: 259thSafest: 277thMost Efficient Economies: 296thMost Beautiful Environments: 370thLongest Average Lifespans: 374thBest Weather: 377thMost Secular: 382ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 451stHealthiest Citizens: 494thMost Advanced Public Education: 508thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 676thMost Advanced Public Transport: 680thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 755thLargest Governments: 766thLargest Populations: 778thHighest Economic Output: 789thSmartest Citizens: 802ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 810thLowest Crime Rates: 867thHighest Poor Incomes: 902ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,531stMost Cultured: 2,540thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,723rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,303rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,875thHighest Average Incomes: 4,917thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,018thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,018thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,122ndTop
Rudest Citizens: 9,119thMost Politically Free: 9,261stMost Income Equality: 10,199thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,334th
Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the region

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