“Voor die Kyning, Woğaan ent Vaaderland!”
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Vassal
The Grand Nordic Kyningrijk of Varijnland is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Kyning Roland V and Koos Van Der Vlaak with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.543 billion 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.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mågerstaad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Gambling.
The state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and movies and computer games are strictly censored for violence. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Varijnland's national animal is the Mountain Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Varijnlandic Germanic Paganism, and its currency is the Norsemark.
Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 3 days ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
- 13 days ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- 14 days ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 19 days ago: Varijnland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- 27 days ago: Varijnland lodged a message on the Arctic Regional Message Board.
- 28 days ago: Varijnland lodged a message on the Arctic Regional Message Board.
- 30 days ago: Varijnland altered its national flag.
- 30 days ago: Varijnland lodged a message on the Arctic Regional Message Board.