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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,942ndMost Influential: 4,785thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,375th
The United Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Writing factbooks is my new favourite pastime
HM The King
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Clarence-Voslage

Population847 million

CapitalGriswall City
LeaderHM The King

CurrencyVoslagian mark
Animalpigeon

The United Kingdom of Clarence-Voslage is a huge, safe nation, ruled by HM The King with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 847 million Clarence-Voslageans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Griswall City. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Clarence-Voslagean economy, worth 95.7 trillion Voslagian marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,987 Voslagian marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is a silent spring in Clarence-Voslage, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring, and women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Clarence-Voslage's national animal is the pigeon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Clarence-Voslage is ranked 236,790th in the world and 7,664th in The East Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.15 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,942ndMost Influential: 4,785thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,375thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,787thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,920thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,458thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,993rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,354thMost Developed: 17,444thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,577thMost Inclusive: 19,539thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,570thMost Income Equality: 20,264thLargest Governments: 20,288thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,862ndLargest Publishing Industry: 20,887thLowest Crime Rates: 20,991stHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,376thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,821stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,664thHealthiest Citizens: 22,857thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,496thSmartest Citizens: 24,520th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 316th in the regionMost Influential: 347th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 356th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 391st in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 505th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510th in the regionMost Developed: 531st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 553rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 579th in the regionLargest Governments: 585th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 585th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 661st in the regionMost Inclusive: 662nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 677th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 682nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 683rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 686th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 693rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 696th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 698th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 726th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 755th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 786th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 787th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 796th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clarence-Voslage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, it is a silent spring in Clarence-Voslage.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, survivors of the Great Internet Flame War often recount horror stories of banhammers and DOS attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, annulments are on the rise as couples discover their ancestors were born in the same hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Clarence-Voslage, government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive.

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