Most Primitive: 4,495th Most Extreme: 4,514th Most Pro-Market: 4,765th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Only The Powerful Potato Shall Survive
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Empire of Volanowsh is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Loctar with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.137 billion Volanowshians 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.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mordor. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.1%.

The very strong Volanowshian economy, worth 662 trillion Bloods a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is 72,461 Bloods, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 300,631 per year while the poor average 11,446, a ratio of 26.3 to 1.

Corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Volanowsh's new capital, Emperor Loctar has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw, and Emperor Loctar is the self-declared God of all Volanowsh. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Volanowsh's national animal is the Basilisk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Loctarian.

Volanowsh is ranked 124,169th in the world and 128th in Geopolity for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -5.48 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Top
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Most Primitive: 4,495thMost Extreme: 4,514thMost Pro-Market: 4,765thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,575thFattest Citizens: 7,264thLargest Mining Sector: 7,474thTop
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 7,933rdMost Avoided: 8,752ndMost Conservative: 9,176thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,187thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,338thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,410thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,002ndLargest Populations: 13,455thLargest Retail Industry: 14,053rd
Top
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market, Largest Gambling Industry, Most Avoided, Fattest Citizens, and Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Volanowsh's influence in Geopolity rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Primitive (last census: #1).
  • : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: #1).

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