The Free State of Voerdeland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Abel Thiers with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 8.88 billion Voerdelandians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaufort. The average income tax rate is 49.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Voerdelandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,011 trillion Shillings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 113,961 Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and all forms of advertising are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Voerdeland's national animal is the Narwhal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Christianity.
Most Recent Government Activity: 6 hours ago
- 6 hours ago: Voerdeland was refounded in Osiris.
- 323 days ago: Voerdeland ceased to exist.
- 325 days ago: Voerdeland fell out of the world Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
- 338 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- 342 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens.
- 349 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
- 350 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 356 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 1 year 2 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 1 year 9 days ago: Voerdeland relocated from Balder to International Democratic Union.