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|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Galactik Imperium of Velon is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by SQUEE with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 21.341 billion velonians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government is dominated by the Department of Education, although Public Transport, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of poopopolis. The average income tax rate is 58.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but stagnant velonian economy, worth 361 trillion donut holes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 16,944 donut holes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.
Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, hunters have been known to lose limbs while attempting to 'play tag' with their prey, protests are prohibited from blocking traffic, and politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income. Crime is totally unknown. Velon's national animal is the piggus chunkus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 22 hours ago
- 21 hours ago: Velon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Velon was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Free.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Velon, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Velon, protests are prohibited from blocking traffic.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Velon, hunters have been known to lose limbs while attempting to 'play tag' with their prey.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Velon, thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in Velon, morning coffees are no longer the same since the disappearance of newspapers.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Velon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Disabled Voters Act".
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Velon endorsed The Matriarchy of Horse Utopia.
- 1 day 22 hours ago: Velon endorsed The Community of Fjora.
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