The Empire of Volanowsh is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Loctar with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.793 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 637 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : 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).
- : Volanowsh fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector.