The Empire of Volanowsh is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Loctar with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.855 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 5.6%.
The very strong Volanowshian economy, worth 554 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 Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is 70,601 Bloods, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 297,057 per year while the poor average 10,888, a ratio of 27.3 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 10% of the region for Largest Insurance Industry.
- : Volanowsh was struck by a Cure Missile from The Holy Soviet Dominion of Nanualele, curing 23 million infected.
- : Volanowsh was struck by a Cure Missile from The Rogue Nation of Astraltopia, curing 1 million infected.
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Conservative (last census: Top 10%).
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Avoided (last census: Top 10%).
- : Volanowsh fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Armed.
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative (last census: Top 5%).
- : Volanowsh was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Conservative.