“Every Man a King”
|Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: International Democratic Union
The Free State of Voerdeland is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Abel Thiers with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 8.65 billion enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Social Equality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaufort. The average income tax rate is 70%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Tourism and Gambling.
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 moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Voerdeland's national animal is the Narwhal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Christianity, and its currency is the Shilling.
Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago
- 6 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 13 days ago: Voerdeland relocated from Balder to International Democratic Union.
- 13 days ago: Voerdeland altered its national flag.
- 13 days ago: Voerdeland was refounded in Balder.
- 186 days ago: Voerdeland ceased to exist.
- 202 days ago: Voerdeland fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 204 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 1%).
- 204 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
- 205 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Drug Use.
- 210 days ago: Voerdeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.